This chapter describes how to enable logging when you need to perform troubleshooting. It discusses the following topics:
Enable logging only when you need to perform troubleshooting. You should not enable logging during normal operation, because it will dramatically slow down performance.
Enabling Logging for ODBC on Windows
On Microsoft Windows, to enable logging for an ODBC data source, you generally use the
screen (within the Windows Control Panel). To access this screen, open the Windows Control Panel, open the Administrative Tools
subpanel, and then double-click Data Sources (ODBC)
. Or open the Windows Control Panel and then double-click
To enable logging for the client driver, find the definition of the DSN that you want to log. Different kinds of DSN are on different tabs. Click the appropriate tab. Look for a check box labeled ODBC Log
or variations) and select it.
The Log File Path
field determines the location of the trace file.
The details may vary depending on your version of Windows as well as the client driver that you use for this DSN.
The default location of the CacheODBC.log
file varies depending on the version of Windows. For Windows Vista and higher, the log will be created in the Public folder under %PUBLIC%\Logs
(default path C:\Users\Public\Logs
). This folder is accessible by all users and allows just one location for the log to be created. For earlier versions, the log is under %WINDIR%
folder, depending on your version of Windows).
Enabling Logging for ODBC on UNIX®
On UNIX®, enable logging for ODBC as follows:
If you enable logging but the log file is not updated, either you might not have privileges to write to the file or the client application may have loaded the DLL before you enabled logging. In the latter case, stop and restart the client application to force it to reload the DLL and get the logging flag.