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Hello there,

I would like to create a log file in my small web application which registers the following based on users activities like - which user logged in (date n time), which user deleted a record, which user added a record and such.

I do not have a faintest idea how to implement this log file creation. Some googling adivice I found was .....using log4j, some said use filters and listeners, some said use AOP(aspect oriented programming)using Spring Frameworks.

I'm confused.... please help

gotiya
 
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Log4J is pretty much the "standard" for logging in the Java world - so I'd suggest that - but there are a few special things you have to do to get Log4J working in a J2EE environment.

Filters and listeners will work for detecting when a user logs in or out, and you can use Log4J inside the filter/listener to actually write to the log. It's not going to work for the case when the user adds or deletes a record - this stuff should be handled at a lower level and a filter/listener shouldn't be able to detect this. (You can still use log4j - but in the code that's doing the add/delete of the record, not in a filter/listener.)

I haven't used Spring/AOP, so I can't really help you there...
 
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Hi Nathan,
Your advise has cleared my thoughts, just some more clarifications.
Would I still be able to create a seperate log file for every client that logs into my web application by using log4j
 
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Moving to the Other Open Source Projects forum where tools such as Log4J are discussed.
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