This is a continuation of the article, ‘Using Log4j Part 1’ and hence, I suggest that you read part 1 before proceeding any further to get a grip on what’s happening. Scenario
- Configure Log4j.properties file,
- Log level – DEBUG
- Loggers – rootLogger and SeleniumTestLogger
- Appender – RollingFileAppender
- Layout – PatternLayout
- Write a JUnit4 test case, ‘Log4jTest.java’,
- Open Chrome browser.
- Navigate to the demo site
- Create an instance for the Logger class
- Log "opening selenium-practice-site" to test.log
- Locate ‘Bicycle’ checkbox by name and click on it
- Log "Bicycle checkbox selected"
- Locate ‘Magazines’ radio button using cssSelector and select it
- Log "Magazines radio button clicked"
- Log "Log4jTest executed successfully"
- Eclipse IDE console output screen
- JUnit pane for success result
- log and test.log files and check if logs are updated as expected
Let me take a stab at explaining logging for Selenium with Apache Log4j today! So, without further ado, let’s dive in!!
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