In some cases, you need logging for classes that are not instantiated by Nucleus, such as a servlet class created by the web container, a static utility class that has no instances, or a light-weight class that has many instances, which do not each need their own ApplicationLogging instances. In this case, you can use the ClassLoggingFactory to create a logger. An ApplicationLogging logger created by ClassLoggingFactory is shared by all instances of that class, and appears in Nucleus under the /atg/dynamo/service/logging/ClassLoggingFactory named for the class that created it. So, for example, given the following class:

package my.lovely;
import atg.nucleus.logging.*;

public class NonNucleus {
  ApplicationLogging mLogging =

an ApplicationLogging instance appears in Nucleus as follows:


This lets you turn logging on and off at runtime. Note that the component appearing in Nucleus is just the ApplicationLogging logger, and not the class (or instance) itself.

You can turn on logging for ClassLoggingFactory client classes when your application starts up by creating a properties file at the appropriate location. Given the previous example, you can create a properties file <DYNAMO_HOME>/atg/dynamo/service/logging/ClassLoggingFactory/ with the following content:


This turns on loggingDebug for the example NonNucleus class when the application starts up.