Starting from v5, the Axelor Open Platform is switch to logback as logging framework.


If you are migrating from v4, remove the log4j.properties file. Also, the Axelor Open Platform v5 will auto configure logging so there is no need for any custom logging configuration file logback.xml unless you want total control over how to log (it’s still possible).

Generally, we will configure logging from application.properties files:

# Logging
# ~~~~~
# Custom logback configuration can be provided with `logging.config` property pointing
# to a custom `logback.xml`. In this case, all the logging configuration provided here
# will be ignored.
# Following settings can be used to configure logging system automatically.
logging.path = {user.home}/.axelor/logs
logging.pattern.file = %d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS} %5p ${PID:- } --- [%t] %-40.40logger{39} : %m%n
logging.pattern.console = %clr(%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS}){faint} %clr(%5p) %clr(${PID:- }){magenta} %clr(---){faint} %clr([%15.15t]){faint} %clr(%-40.40logger{39}){cyan} %clr(:){faint} %m%n
logging.level.root = error
logging.level.com.axelor = info
logging.level.org.hibernate = warn


  • If logging.path is given, log files will be stored under that directory

  • If logging.pattern.file = OFF then file logging will be disabled

  • If logging.pattern.console = OFF then console logging will be disabled

Global log level can be changed with logging.level.root property. Package specific log levels can be configured with logging.level.<package-name> = <level> settings.

The console logger may log with colors if terminal supports colors.

We can by-pass auto configuration from application.properties by including logback.xml under src/main/resources. In that case, you have to configure it on your own. We can also specify an external config location with logging.config = /path/to/logback.xml if we don’t want to include the config in war package.