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Confused about Log Files


#1

Hi,

Options allows you to set up log file paths.
If I save messages they still go to the Bin folder of the TDM install.
When are the options paths used?
When are messages saved to Log.txt and when to LocalLog.txt?

Thanks
Malcolm


#2

Hello Malcolm,

Default paths to Log.txt and LocalLog.txt files can be set at:
Settings menu | Options | Paths | Log File Name and Local Log File Name:

The default location is:
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler\Log.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler\LocalLog.txt

When are the options paths used?

Message Explorer of previous TDM version remembers the previous location. Let me recommend you to close the Message Explorer and open it again. Then please right-click the Message Explorer | View Options | Message Saving tab and check out if there is the location defined in the Options dialog. It should work fine.

When are messages saved to Log.txt and when to LocalLog.txt?

Log.txt - global file for all models, all operations.
LocalLog.txt - local file, can be used e.g. for saving messages of particular operation or saving only selected messages etc.

Regards,

Vladka


#3

Thanks Vladka,
Closing and reopening Message Explorer did the trick.

Kind regards
Malcolm