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  1. Preface
  2. Workflow Manager
  3. Workflows and Worklets
  4. Sessions
  5. Session Configuration Object
  6. Tasks
  7. Sources
  8. Targets
  9. Connection Objects
  10. Validation
  11. Scheduling and Running Workflows
  12. Sending Email
  13. Workflow Monitor
  14. Workflow Monitor Details
  15. Session and Workflow Logs
  16. Session Properties Reference
  17. Workflow Properties Reference

Archiving Log Files by Time Stamp

Archiving Log Files by Time Stamp

When you archive logs by time stamp, the Integration Service creates an unlimited number of binary and text file logs. The Integration Service adds a time stamp to the text and binary log file names. It appends the year, month, day, hour, and minute of the workflow or session completion to the log file. The resulting log file name is <session or workflow log name>.
yyyymmddhhmi
, where:
  • yyyy
    = year
  • mm
    = month, ranging from 01-12
  • dd
    = day, ranging from 01-31
  • hh
    = hour, ranging from 00-23
  • mi
    = minute, ranging from 00-59
Binary logs use the .bin suffix.
To prevent filling the log directory, periodically purge or back up log files when using the time stamp option.
If you run a session on a grid, the worker service processes use the following naming convention for sessions:
<session name>.yyyymmddhhmi.w<DTM ID> <session name>.yyyymmddhhmi.w<DTM ID>.bin
When you archive text log files, view the logs by navigating to the workflow or session log folder and viewing the files in a text reader. When you archive binary log files, you can view the logs by navigating to the workflow or session log folder and importing the files in the Log Events window. You can archive binary files when you configure the workflow or session to archive logs by time stamp. You do not have to create text log files to archive binary files. You might need to archive binary files to send to Informatica Global Customer Support for review.