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Troubleshooting Resources : Logging in OpenEdge : Log files

Log files

A log file contains log message header information and log message content. The message content is set by the log entry type and the logging level. Log entry types are described in Log entry types. Logging levels are described in Logging settings .
The message header information is consistent across all combinations of log entry types and logging levels. For example:

[06/10/31@14:07:15.892-0400] P-002702 T-002867 2 4GL DYNOBJECTS
*06/10/31 is the date in yy/mm/dd format
*14:07:15.892 is the time in
*0400 is the time zone, expressed as the number of hours relative to GMT
*002702 is the process ID
*002867 is the thread ID
*2 is the logging level associated with this log entry
*4GL is the execution environment
*DYNOBJECTS is the log entry type
For an ABL client, specify the log file with the Client Logging (-clientlog) startup parameter. For AppServer and WebSpeed, the log is the normal AppServer or WebSpeed log file (for example, asbroker1.server.log). For WebSpeed Messenger, Unified Broker, NameServer, AIA, the log file is specified through OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer. For DataServers, specify the log file for the client content with the Client Logging (-clientlog) startup parameter; specify the log file for the server content with the DataServer Logging (-dslog) startup parameters.
* Specifying the log filename
* Clearing the log file
* Writing user messages to the log file
* Closing the log file