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  • write2log xbasic function

    Hey all, I've written a basic sql error logging/debugging xbasic function. Basically, it lets me call write2log("Error","This is the error") from anywhere in xbasic. It will then insert a record in a logging table in my database.
    It includes the following information:
    1) The Ulink of the user that is logged in.
    2) The pagename or scriptname that the call occured on or in.
    3)The User agent of the browser the user was using
    4) The IP Address of the user (check local laws if you are allowed to capture this info)

    'Date Created: 27-Jun-2011 01:34:31 PM
    'Last Updated: 23-Jul-2012 01:07:14 PM
    'Created By  : Sparticuz
    'Updated By  : Sparticuz
    FUNCTION write2log as v ( event as c, error as c = "" )
        dim cn as SQL::Connection
        dim flag as l 
        flag ="")
        if flag == .f. then 
            goto static_error
        end if 
        dim args as sql::arguments
        if variable_exists("Session") then
            if variable_exists("Session.__protected__ulink") then
                args.add("ulink","Not Logged In")
            end if
        end if
        if variable_exists("Request") then
            if variable_exists("Request.Variables.__pageName") then
            end if
        end if
        dim sql as c
        sql = "INSERT INTO gen_log (`ulink`, `event`, `desc`, `cur_page`, `user_agent`, `ip`) VALUES (:ulink,:event,:desc,:cur_page,:user_agent,INET_ATON(:ip));"    
        flag = cn.Execute(sql,args)
        if flag == .f. then
            goto static_error
        end if
        delete flag
        delete cn
        delete sql
        delete args
            'The log entry in the DB has failed.
            'Lets try a static text file instead
    Then the code for the table (mysql):
    CREATE TABLE `gen_log` (
    `id` INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,`ulink` CHAR(36) NULL DEFAULT NULL,`event` VARCHAR(50) NULL DEFAULT NULL,`desc` TEXT NULL,`cur_page` VARCHAR(50) NULL DEFAULT NULL,`user_agent` VARCHAR(255) NULL DEFAULT NULL,`ip` INT(10) UNSIGNED NULL DEFAULT NULL COMMENT 'Use INET_ATON("ip") to convert to int and use INET_NTOA(num) to convert to ip.',`modified_date` TIMESTAMP NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,PRIMARY KEY (`id`))COMMENT='Table used for logging purposes'COLLATE='latin1_swedish_ci'ENGINE=InnoDB;

  • #2
    Re: write2log xbasic function

    Not to take anything away from Sparticuz, but here is one I wrote recently:

    'Date Created: 05-Jul-2012 11:00:02 AM
    'Last Updated: 05-Jul-2012 01:35:27 PM
    'Created By  : pgreulich
    'Updated By  : pgreulich
    FUNCTION f_ErrorGet AS C (locVars AS P, vObject="" as C )
    ''use in script as f_ErrorGet(local_variables()) 
    ''or, e.g. as f_ErrorGet(local_variables(), "PUB_Users_A dialog") 
    Dim errDateTime as T
    Dim errScript as C
    Dim errCode as N
    Dim errLine as N
    Dim errMsg as C
    errDateTime = now()
    errObject = vObject
    errScript = error_script_get()
    errCode = error_code_get()
    errLine = error_line_number_get()
    errMsg = error_text_get()
    Dim SQL as c
    Dim conn as SQL::connection
    Dim args as SQL::Arguments
    vArgs = "(:errDateTime, :errObject, :errScript, :errCode, :errLine, :errMsg)"
    vFields = "(errDateTime, errObject, errScript, errCode, errLine, errMsg)"
    SQL = "INSERT INTO Error_Log " + vFields + " VALUES " + vArgs"::Name::System")							
    flag = conn.execute(SQL, args)
    f_ErrorGet = errMsg
    'f_ErrorGet = conn.callResult.text
    It is used in a script like this:

    'xbasic code...
    flag = conn.execute(SQL, args)
    If flag = .f.
    	vMessage = "Unable to create new account."
    	vErrorText = conn.callResult.text
    	error_generate(vMessage + " SQL: " + vErrorText)
    End if
    'xbasic code...
    vHelpMsg = f_HelpGet("PUB_ConfirmAccount.a5w_ERROR")
    errLine = ltrim(str(error_line_number_get()))
    session.message = "<br><br>System Error " + errLine + "<br>" + vMessage + "<br>" + vHelpMsg
    Or other variations thereof.

    Your mileage may vary!

    Note: needless to say, this is for the web.
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]


    • #3
      Re: write2log xbasic function

      This is great. Mine is more for logging, whereas yours is more for error catching and alerting. I was eventually also going to add in line numbers and more for error catching/alerting too. (Maybe email notification for errors as well). I also use mine for user tracking. i.e. write2log("Login", :ulink)


      • #4
        Re: write2log xbasic function

        Yeah, the more the merrier! I use Alpha's built in security which has an option for a UDF that fires on login/logout and captures IP address etc and I send that to a login table. That works real well. I also have a log table and a function to capture certain script events and milestones - some of which will fire after hours. That way the system manager know if something failed that shouldn't have/or if it succeeded.
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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        • #5
          Re: write2log xbasic function

          I didn't even know there was a UDF for login/logout. I set up my security in v10 and have really, never looked at it again. Does it fire on all logouts? Or just when logout is called? (i.e. Does it fire on-user closes browser, session times out on server and never 'logs' out)


          • #6
            Re: write2log xbasic function

            No, only real logouts.

            See image...

            Security UDF.png
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            • #7
              Re: write2log xbasic function

              Thanks I was needing just this.