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


[config]    console=VMSConsoleTerminal,ConsoleFile

ConsoleFile is the full path to the messages.log file. The maximum length for ConsoleFile is 227 characters. By default, no directory is listed.


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


The path to the messages.log file, where InterSystems IRIS® data platform logs messages. Change ConsoleFile to specify a new location for the log file; however, the name of the log file must always be messages.log. If no value is specified, InterSystems IRIS writes to install-dir/mgr/messages.log.

ConsoleFile is the second comma-separated 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.


Not in use.

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.configOpens in a new tab class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in Editing the Active CPF ).

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