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README.md

#What is Logger?

Logger is a PL/SQL logging and debugging framework. The goal of logger is to be as simple as possible to install and use. The primary use cases for this utility include:

  • Debugging: It's often difficult to track down the source of an error without some form of debugging instrumentation. This is particularly true in multi-tier, stateless architectures such as Application Express.
  • Error Logging: While most experts agree that it's important not to mask errors, it's also nice to have a persistent record of them.
  • Timing: Logger has a very simple timing framework built-in that makes it easy to benchmark sections of code.
  • Instrumentation: Because it's easy to "turn-off" logger globally with virtually no performance impact, it's easy to get in the habit of leaving debug calls in production code. Now, when something does go wrong, you simply flip the switch and logger is enabled making it much quicker to debug errors.

##Feedback/Issues Please submit any feedback, suggestions, or issues on the project's issue page.

##Demo

exec logger.log('hello world');

select * from logger_logs;
-- This will display all the logged logs

See the Logger API documentation for complete set of procedures.

#Documentation In order to keep this page relatively small and for ease of use, the documentation has been moved to the Logger Wiki. In there you you will find the following sections:

#Download It is recommended that you download a certified release (from the releases folder). The files in the current repository are for the next release and should be considered unstable.

#Change Log The [Change Log](../../wiki/Change Logs) page has moved to the [wiki page](../../wiki/Change Logs).

#License

Copyright (c) 2013, Tyler D. Muth, tylermuth.wordpress.com and contributors to the project at https://github.com/tmuth/Logger---A-PL-SQL-Logging-Utility All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of Tyler D Muth, nor Oracle Corporation, nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.