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console

Set the path to the messages log file (messages.log).

Synopsis

[config]    console=VMSConsoleTerminal,ConsoleFile

ConsoleFile is the full path to a valid directory. By default, no directory is listed.

Description

console contains two comma-separated values that configure the messages.log file, as described below:

VMSConsoleTerminal

Not in use.

ConsoleFile

The path to the messages.log file, where InterSystems IRIS® data platform logs messages. If no value is specified, InterSystems IRIS writes to install-dir/mgr/messages.log.

ConsoleFile is the second value of the console parameter.

You can view the messages log on Messages Log page of the Management Portal (System Operation > System Logs > Messages Log). To further configure the messages.log file, see MaxConsoleLogSize parameter.

Changing This Parameter

On the Advanced Memory page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Advanced Memory), in the ConsoleFile row, select Edit. Enter a directory path.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change ConsoleFile in the Config.config class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in the Editing the Active CPF section of the “Introduction to the Configuration Parameter File” chapter in this book).