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adding custom log levels to config file

rick smithaldo
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I'm using java logging. I have coded a solution to create and use a custom log Level, but I don't see a way to add the custom log level to a configuration file. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
Stephan van Hulst
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Hi Rick, welcome to CodeRanch.
I first edited lib/logging.properties to make .level= MY_LEVEL. My test program prints "true".

This implies that after you make a new instance of your subclass, the Level class will be able to return your custom Level instance using the parse() method.
rick smithaldo
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Thank you for you reply Stephan,

I've setup a test similar to yours but I keep getting the following error when I execute the test class
$ java -client -Djava.util.logging.config.file=./app.properties logtest
Bad level value for property: .level
logging

doesn't there have to be something in the config properties to Identify my custom level class ??

thanks again
Rick
Stephan van Hulst
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Well, in what way is your test different then?
rick smithaldo
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handlers = java.util.logging.FileHandler

# The logging level for the root logger
.level = TESTLEVEL

java.util.logging.FileHandler.level = INFO
java.util.logging.FileHandler.formatter = java.util.logging.SimpleFormatter
java.util.logging.FileHandler.limit = 1000000
java.util.logging.FileHandler.count = 10
java.util.logging.FileHandler.pattern = ./test.log
java.util.logging.FileHandler.append = true


Ive also tried setting java.util.logging.FileHandler.level to my log custom level. neither work
Stephan van Hulst
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This is probably because you are using the logging mechanism (by using Logger.getLogger()) before you use the TestLevel class, giving it no time to register the name through the superclass constructor.

Create your levels *before* you retrieve loggers.

It can be as simple as this:
rick smithaldo
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Stephan, Thank you !! That worked. You da man !!
 
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