LogBox DSL

As we have seen the LogBox DSL can be used in different contexts:
  • Portable CFC with a configure() method in a logbox variable
  • ColdBox config inside the configure() method in a logbox variable
  • A struct literal sent in to the constructor of LogBox
NO matter how you dice it, it's the same LogBox Config DSL:
**
* A LogBox configuration data object
*/
component{
function configure(){
logBox = {
appenders : {},
root : {},
categories : {},
fatal : [],
error : [],
warn : [],
info : [],
debug : [],
off : []
};
}
}

Base Config

Root level configuration keys.
Key
Description
appenders
A structure where you will define appenders
root
A structure where you will configure the root logger
categories
A structure where you can define granular categories (OPTIONAL)
DEBUG
An array that will hold all the category names to place under the DEBUG logging level (OPTIONAL)
INFO
An array that will hold all the category names to place under the INFO logging level (OPTIONAL)
WARN
An array that will hold all the category names to place under the WARN logging level (OPTIONAL)
ERROR
An array that will hold all the category names to place under the ERROR logging level (OPTIONAL)
FATAL
An array that will hold all the category names to place under the FATAL logging level (OPTIONAL)
OFF
An array that will hold all the category names to not log at all (OPTIONAL)

Appenders

appenders : {
console: { class : "ConsoleAppender" },
jsonConsole : {
class : "ConsoleAppender",
layout : "models.JSONLayout",
levelMin : 0,
levelMax : 4
},
errorLog: {
class: "FileAppender",
properties: {
filePath : "/logs",
fileName : "appname-errors"
},
levelMin : "FATAL",
levelMax : "ERROR"
}
}
To define an appender you must define a struct with a key value which is the internal name of the appender. Each appender's name must be unique. You configure each appender with the following keys:
Key
Description
class
The class path of the appender
properties
The properties struct for the appender (OPTIONAL)
layout
The layout class path of the layout object to use (OPTIONAL)
levelMin
The numerical or English word of the minimal logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 0 [FATAL])
levelMax
The numerical or English word of the maximum logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 4 [DEBUG])

Root Logger

To configure the root logger, use the following keys:
root : {
levelMax : "INFO",
appenders : "*"
}
root : {
appenders : "console",
levelMax : "DEBUG"
}
Key
Description
levelMin
The numerical or English word of the minimal logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 0 [FATAL])
levelMax
The numerical or English word of the maximum logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 4 [DEBUG])
appenders
A string list of the appenders to use for logging or the * convention for all appenders.
exclude
A string list of appenders to exclude from logging.

Categories

// Granualr Categories
categories={
"coldbox.system" = { levelMin="FATAL", levelMax="INFO", appenders="*" },
"model.security" = { levelMax="DEBUG", appenders="console" }
}
To define categories, you define a struct with a key value, which is the internal name of the category. Each category name must be unique,. You configure each category with the following keys:
Key
Description
levelMin
The numerical or English word of the minimal logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 0 [FATAL])
levelMax
The numerical or English word of the maximum logging level (OPTIONAL, defaults to 4 [DEBUG])
appenders
A string list of the appenders to use for logging (OPTIONAL, defaults to *)
exclude
A string list of appenders to exclude from logging.
As you might notice, the names of the keys on all the structures match 100% to the programmatic methods you can also use to configure logBox. So, when in doubt, refer back to the argument names.

Example Configuration

logBox = {
// Appenders
appenders = {
appenderName = {
class="class.to.appender",
layout="class.to.layout",
levelMin=0,
levelMax=4,
properties={
name = value,
prop2 = value 2
}
},
// Root Logger
root = { levelMin="FATAL", levelMax="DEBUG", appenders="*" },
// Granualr Categories
categories={
"coldbox.system" = { levelMin="FATAL", levelMax="INFO", appenders="*" },
"model.security" = { levelMax="DEBUG", appenders="console" }
}
// Implicit categories
debug = [ "coldbox.system.interceptors" ],
info = [ "model.class", "model2.class2" ],
warn = [ "model.class", "model2.class2" ],
error = [ "model.class", "model2.class2" ],
fatal = [ "model.class", "model2.class2" ],
off = [ "model.class", "model2.class2" ]
};