Preface – This post is part of the SAP Ariba series.
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In SAP Ariba the log files for Ariba Buyers are located in BuyerServerRoot/logs and some log files include logical node name. For example – metrics-Nodel.csv. To view and download the log files, administrators can access the Log Files task in Ariba Administrator. In this article we will explore the aspects of SAP Ariba Logging and Auditing.
SAP Ariba Logging and Auditing: Log files in Log Directories
Below is the list of log files in log directories:
|BuyerNode1Log.txt||Main log file for Ariba Buyer|
|LogDBLog.txt||Contains messages generated during the data loading process|
|AribaBuyerbuyerserver1InspectorAuditLog.txt||Logs messages generated by Inspector activity|
|AibaMetaConfigurationLog.txt||Logs messages associated with metadata XML files|
|AribaOrderTransmitterLog.txt||Logs order transmission messages|
|Contains Ariba Buyer performance data|
|configuration.txt||Contains messages generated during configurations|
|configureasmsharedlog.txt||Contains messages generated by Ariba Spend Management integration program|
|dbinit.txt||Contains messages generated during the database initialization process|
|emptychannel.channel.txt||Created when initdb is run with emptychannel option|
|EmptyDBLog.txt||Logs messages associated with the emptydb phase of initdb|
|initchannel.channel.txt||Logs messages generated during channel initialization process|
|installlog.txt||Logs messages generated during the installation|
|j2eeSetupLog.txt||Records the running of j2eeSetup script. The script is invoked by configure command|
|loadchannel.channel.txt||Created when initdb is run with loadchannel option|
|LoadMetaLog.txt||Logs messages associated with LoadMeta phase of initdb|
|Contains messages associated with the installing and starting window services|
SAP Ariba Logging and Auditing: Categories and Logging Levels
In Ariba Procurement Solution, each log message in the main log file (BuyerNode1Log.txt) has an associated category and levels.
Categories: the group of related log messages belongs to the same category. For example, the log messages related to approvable transactions are the part of approvable log message category.
Logging Levels: Logging levels are classified at the category class. Basically it indicates the importance of a log message.
SAP Ariba Logging and Auditing: Logging Levels for Default Configuration
Below are the logging levels for default configuration:
- Error – This is the indication of a fatal error in the system.
- Warning – This serves as the cautionary advice to avoid potential problems.
- Info – This provides the essential information that might be necessary for diagnosing problems in case of errors.
- Debug – these are intended for use during the implementation phase and debugging phase.