openFileLog (Log - Java)

Starts logging to a file. This method returns an error if you call it on a server.

Defined in



public void openFileLog(String filepath)
    throws NotesException


String filepath

The path and file name of the log file. If the file does not exist, the method creates it for you. If a directory in the path does not exist, the method throws an exception.


To write over an existing log file, you must set the IsOverwriteFile property to true before calling openFileLog.

Logging actions and errors

For information on how actions and errors get logged to a database log, see the logAction and logError methods.