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  • Logging is very important part of programming. Logging helps programmer to understand process flow and identify the problems where actually occurred.
  • Log4J will be configured externally using properties file. We can print the logging statements in the console or we can push them in to a log file based on the requirement.
  •  org.apache.log4j class will provide required classes to implement logging
  • We need to add Log4J dependency in our project.
  • Create instance of logger by using Logger.getLogger(Log4JExample.class);
  • Lets see how to create log4j.properties file in eclipse

1. Create a maven project and add Log4J dependency:

how to create log4j.properties file in eclipse

2. Create log4j.properties file

log4j.properties example file

  1. log4j.rootLogger=INFO, console

  2. log4j.appender.console=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender

  3. log4j.appender.console.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
  4. log4j.appender.console.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS zzz}

3.Create java example program to read log4j.properties file

  1. import org.apache.log4j.BasicConfigurator;
  2. import org.apache.log4j.Logger;

  3. public class Log4JExample {

  4. static Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(Log4JExample.class);
  5.     public static void main(String[] args)
  6.     {
  7.     BasicConfigurator.configure();
  8.     logger.info("main method start!!");
  10.     System.out.println("hi");
  11.     logger.info("log4j properties configuration example");
  13.     logger.info("main method end!!");
  14.     }
  15. }


  1. 2018-02-08 23:09:10.747 IST0 [main] INFO Log4JExample  - main method start!!
  2. hi
  3. 2018-02-08 23:09:10.752 IST5 [main] INFO Log4JExample  - log4j properties configuration example
  4. 2018-02-08 23:09:10.753 IST6 [main] INFO Log4JExample  - main method end!!

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