Logging with Log4J

Log4j is widely used API for generating the logs and there are few steps to configure it with Selenium Webdriver.

  • Download the latest log4j api from here.
  • Include the log4j-1.2.XX.jar file in your project build path.
  • Right click on your project > New > Other…>XML>XML FIle> and create a XML file with the log4j.xml name.
  • Copy and paste the below xml contents in newly created XML file-

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<!DOCTYPE log4j:configuration SYSTEM “log4j.dtd”>
<log4j:configuration xmlns:log4j=”http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/&#8221; debug=”false”>
<appender name=”fileAppender” class=”org.apache.log4j.FileAppender”>
<param name=”Threshold” value=”INFO” />
<param name=”File” value=”logfile.log“/>
<param name=”append” value=”true”/>
<layout class=”org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout”>
<param name=”ConversionPattern” value=”%d %-5p [%c{1}] %m %n” />
<level value=”INFO”/>
<appender-ref ref=”fileAppender”/>

  • Create new class file without main method and paste below code-

public class TestCase_Logging {
public static WebDriver driver=null;
private static Logger Log = Logger.getLogger(TestCase_POF.class.getName());
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.setProperty(“webdriver.ie.driver”, “D:/IE_Driver/IEDriverServer.exe”);
driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

Log.info(“Start the application.”);


Note: Highlighted codes are important to generate the log, so don’t miss them.

  • Now run the program and go to Project root folder. System has been generated logfile.log file.

Published by Mayank

Around seven years of experience in IT Industry with depth in Software Quality Assurance and Testing. Having strong experience in driving a testing project right from Project Initiation to Delivery of testing services. Specialties: A strong knowledge of Manual and Automation Testing with Selenium Webdriver. Having strong experience on Functional as well as Performance Testing.

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