Yes (it just writes) and no (it doesn't do anything else)
The only two places where you will see this string is in the Progress Window (very useful to trace the state of your script) and in the log file, although you'll quickly discover that in the latter the text occurs twice.
The text string in the trace statement allows for $-sign expansion. And that does make it really useful, as you can include information about loads, tables, records, calculations etc. through the use of variables. For example, this one will display the number of rows I just came to load in my internal table:
LET vRows = NoOfRows('InternalTable');
TRACE *** Table InternalTable now contains $(vRows) rows. ;
Never forget to terminate the Trace statement with a semicolon.
Thanks Peter, but i am having prob while showing licensed info of people.
Initially i was fetching Qa data for QA Server only. so i made config accordingly. But now, i am fetching data for prod server from QA server. I ahve changed settings but still it is showing me the data for QA only. It is taking QA connection rathert han Prod connection. Can you help me on this?