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Externalization of config and prlogging XML fails



The url or pegarules.logging.configuration has been set to an external location. The startup indicates that the mapping is made to that location as expected.
However no PegaRULES log files are produced and there is no information in the SystemOUT log file.

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

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Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment
The File parameter was not specified properly. It used an absolute path that was not correct.


Make the following change to the operating environment:

Out of the box Pega 7 uses this symbolic which is substituted to the application temp directory @{web.temp}

<param name="FileNamePattern" value="'@{web.tmpdir}/PegaRULES-ALERT-'yyyy-MMM-dd'.log'"/>

Specifying other symbolics for the directory such as ${your_symbolic} are substituted as defined in the apache log4j documentation.
<param name="FileNamePattern" value="'${your_symbolic}/PegaRULES-ALERT-'yyyy-MMM-dd'.log'"/>

Specifying without a leading . (period) will cause the directory to be absolute.
<param name="FileNamePattern" value="'/your_directory/PegaRULES-ALERT-'yyyy-MMM-dd'.log'"/>

Specifying with a leading . (period) will cause the directory to be relative to the current directory for the application server

<param name="FileNamePattern" value="'./your_directory/PegaRULES-ALERT-'yyyy-MMM-dd'.log'"/>
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Published October 1, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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