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Hibernate Logging by Log4j using xml file

Logging enables the programmer to write the log details into a file permanently. Log4j and Logback frameworks can be used in hibernate framework to support logging.

There are two ways to perform logging using log4j:

  1. By log4j.xml file (or)
  2. By log4j.properties file

Levels of Logging

Following are the common logging levels.

Levels Description
OFF This level is used to turn off logging.
WARNING This is a message level that indicates a problem.
SEVERE This is a message level that indicates a failure.
INFO This level is used for informational messages.
CONFIG This level is used for static configuration messages.

Steps to perform Hibernate Logging by Log4j using xml file

There are two ways to perform logging using log4j using xml file:

  1. Load the log4j jar files with hibernate
  2. Create the log4j.xml file inside the src folder (parallel with hibernate.cfg.xml file)

Example of Hibernate Logging by Log4j using xml file

You can enable logging in hibernate by following only two steps in any hibernate example. This is the first example of hibernate application with logging support using log4j.

Load the required jar files

You need to load the slf4j.jar and log4j.jar files with hibernate jar files.

download all the required jar files

Create log4j.xml file

Now you need to create log4j.xml file. In this example, all the log details will be written in the C:/javatpointlog.log file.

log4j.xml




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