Writes a message to a log file.

writeLog(text [, type] [, application] [, file] [, log] ) → returns void

writeLog Argument Reference


Message to log. The date / time will be logged automatically for you.


Type or severity of the log message Values:
  • information
  • warning
  • error
  • fatal

Default: true

Logs the application name, if it is specified in Application.cfc or a cfapplication tag.


The file name to log to. You cannot specify a directory path or file extension (extension will be .log). If the file does not exist, it is created automatically. The log file will be located in your CF server logs directory.


If you omit the file attribute, writes messages to standard
log file. Ignored, if you specify file attribute.

Application: writes to Application.log, normally used for
application-specific messages.
Scheduler: writes to Scheduler.log, normally used to log
the execution of scheduled tasks. Values:
  • Application
  • Scheduler

Examples sample code invoking the writeLog function

Simple writeLog Code Example

Logs an order processed successfully message to orders.log which will be located in the CF logs directory, eg: {cf.root}/cfusion/logs/

writeLog(text="Order #order.getOrderID()# Processed Successfully", type="information", file="orders");

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