log4fm implements log4j style logging for FileMaker databases.
With the addition of the script debugger in recent versions of FileMaker debugging scripts is now significantly easier than it once was, however, there are still occasions when it is either not possible to use the debugger or when logging a message is more appropriate (scripts running under FileMaker Server cannot be viewed in the debugger nor is it always possible to be at a user's computer to debug a problem).
Version: 1.0.1 [ Download ]
Date: August 16, 2010
log4fm is designed as a module that can be easily used with existing databases. To get started copy the custom function "Logger.Parameter" into the database and add log4fm as an "External Data Source".
To log a message, first set the log level using one of scripts
Only messages with a level equal to or higher than the log level are logged. So, for example, when the log level is set to "Warn", messages with a level of "Info", "Debug" or "Trace" are ignored. To disable logging call the script "Logger.Disabled".
To write a message to log call one of
with a script parameter of
Logger.Parameter ( <message to log> )
The log messages can then be viewed in the log4fm database.
Note: when logging a message with "Logger.Fatal" Halt Script is called.
The script that logs the messages runs with full access: there are Accounts to allowing logging without any further access to the database and for an operator to view messages. By default log4fm automatically logs in using the minimal access logging account: to gain full access use the "Login" button at the lower-right of the window and log in as "Admin" (there's no password).
(Earlier versions may work but have not been tested.)
Please send any feedback, suggestions or bug reports via the Contact form. If you have a suggestion for how this might be improved I'd be very interested in hearing it.
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