Spatial Logging

The logback.xml file allows you to control on logging behavior, such as sending output to a log file instead of by default sending it to the console which redirects to the wrapper.log. You can also set the log level to turn off logging altogether or log only fatal errors, for example.

Default logback file

(<Installed>\Pitney Bowes\Spectrum\server\modules\spatial\logback.xml)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- =================================================================================== -->
<!-- Logger configuration for remote components                                          -->
<!--                                                                                     -->
<!-- log to console, redirected to Platform log (server\app\repository\logs\wrapper.log) -->
<!-- log to files, redirected to (server\modules\spatial\spatial.XXX.log)                -->
<!--                                                                                     -->
<!-- for general information about the configuration file, check out the logback manual  -->
<!-- at                                  -->
<!-- =================================================================================== -->
	<appender name="CONSOLE-SPATIAL" class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender">
			<pattern>[Spatial] - [%thread] %-5level %logger{35} - %msg%n</pattern>
	<!--appender name="FILE-SPATIAL" class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.RollingFileAppender">
			<pattern>%d [%thread] %-5level %logger{35} - %msg%n</pattern>
		<triggeringPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.SizeBasedTriggeringPolicy">
		<rollingPolicy class="ch.qos.logback.core.rolling.FixedWindowRollingPolicy">
	<!-- Level: OFF, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG -->
	<logger name="com.mapinfo.midev" level="INFO" additivity="false">
		<appender-ref ref="CONSOLE-SPATIAL"/>
		<!-- appender-ref ref="FILE-SPATIAL"/ -->

Option Values
  • OFF–turn off logging
  • ERROR–log runtime or unexpected errors
  • WARN–log warnings only; for example, using a deprecated API
  • INFO–log runtime events such as startup or shutdown [default]
  • DEBUG–log detailed debugging information
  • CONSOLE-SPATIAL –sends log information to the console [default]
  • FILE-SPATIAL–sends log information to a log file based on component (no longer applicable - Spectrum Spatial has a single remote component)