Poco::Util

class LoggingConfigurator

Library: Util
Package: Configuration
Header: Poco/Util/LoggingConfigurator.h

Description

This utility class uses a configuration object to configure the logging subsystem of an application.

The LoggingConfigurator sets up and connects formatters, channels and loggers. To accomplish its work, the LoggingConfigurator relies on the functionality provided by the LoggingFactory and LoggingRegistry classes.

The LoggingConfigurator expects all configuration data to be under a root property named "logging".

Configuring Formatters

A formatter is configured using the "logging.formatters" property. Every formatter has an internal name, which is only used for referring to it during configuration time. This name becomes part of the property name. Every formatter has a mandatory "class" property, which specifies the actual class implementing the formatter. Any other properties are passed on to the formatter by calling its setProperty() method.

A typical formatter definition looks as follows:

logging.formatters.f1.class = PatternFormatter
logging.formatters.f1.pattern = %s: [%p] %t
logging.formatters.f1.times = UTC

Configuring Channels

A channel is configured using the "logging.channels" property. Like with Formatters, every channel has an internal name, which is used during configuration only. The name becomes part of the property name. Every channel has a mandatory "class" property, which specifies the actual class implementing the channel. Any other properties are passed on to the formatter by calling its setProperty() method.

For convenience, the "formatter" property of a channel is treated specifically. The "formatter" property can either be used to refer to an already defined formatter, or it can be used to specify an "inline" formatter definition. In either case, when a "formatter" property is present, the channel is automatically "wrapped" in a FormattingChannel object.

Similarly, a channel supports also a "pattern" property, which results in the automatic instantiation of a FormattingChannel object with a connected PatternFormatter.

Examples:

logging.channels.c1.class = ConsoleChannel
logging.channels.c1.formatter = f1
logging.channels.c2.class = FileChannel
logging.channels.c2.path = ${system.tempDir}/sample.log
logging.channels.c2.formatter.class = PatternFormatter
logging.channels.c2.formatter.pattern = %s: [%p] %t
logging.channels.c3.class = ConsoleChannel
logging.channels.c3.pattern = %s: [%p] %t

Configuring Loggers

A logger is configured using the "logging.loggers" property. Like with channels and formatters, every logger has an internal name, which, however, is only used to ensure the uniqueness of the property names. Note that this name is different from the logger's full name, which is used to access the logger at runtime. Every logger except the root logger has a mandatory "name" property which is used to specify the logger's full name. Furthermore, a "channel" property is supported, which can either refer to a named channel, or which can contain an inline channel definition.

Examples:

logging.loggers.root.channel = c1
logging.loggers.root.level = warning
logging.loggers.l1.name = logger1
logging.loggers.l1.channel.class = ConsoleChannel
logging.loggers.l1.channel.pattern = %s: [%p] %t
logging.loggers.l1.level = information

Member Summary

Member Functions: configure

Constructors

LoggingConfigurator

LoggingConfigurator();

Creates the LoggingConfigurator.

Destructor

~LoggingConfigurator

~LoggingConfigurator();

Destroys the LoggingConfigurator.

Member Functions

configure

void configure(
    AbstractConfiguration * pConfig
);

Configures the logging subsystem based on the given configuration.

A ConfigurationView can be used to pass only a part of a larger configuration.