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Enables logging per thread for server.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server FileMaker iOS SDK
Plugin 10.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Trace.SetServerLogPath"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native folder path. "/tmp"


Returns OK or error.


Enables logging per thread for server.
Only useful on server, where multiple scripts may run in parallel and each may log to its own file.
We suggest to use /tmp folder as this gets cleaned on server restart, but FileMaker's log folder may also work.
Does nothing if called on client.

Be aware that FileMaker Server reuses threads and the logs append the files, so when a script is done, the log file gets reused for another script.

See also Trace.SetWithTimes to enable times in trace log.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Set tmp as log folder:

Set Variable [ $r; Value: MBS( "Trace.SetServerLogPath"; "/tmp" ) ]

Log to FileMaker's log folder on a Linux server:

MBS( "Trace.SetServerLogPath"; "/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Logs/")

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Release notes

Created 31st August 2020, last changed 31st August 2020

Trace.SetErrorsOnly   -   Trace.SetWithTimes

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