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From Nicolas Bär <nicolas.b...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Log4j2 Custom Layout Flume Appender
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:57:57 GMT
Specifying the package name in the packages attribute of the configuration
element did the trick. Thanks!

Nicolas


On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>wrote:

> You made your layout a plugin?  If so, make sure you specify its package
> name in the packages attribute of the configuration element.  Then specify
>
> <MyLayout attr1="" attr2=""/>
>
> Where MyLayout is the name you gave your Layout plugin and attr1 and attr2
> are attributes you defined for the layout.
>
> Log4j 2 uses plugins so you never specify the name of the class in the
> configuration.
>
> Ralph
>
> On Mar 7, 2014, at 5:22 AM, Nicolas Bär <nicolas.baer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm trying to use Log4j2 to send certain log messages to Apache Flume.
> > Flume should then push the messages to Elasticsearch in order to analyze
> > the data with Kibana. The setup works fine using the JSONLayout, but this
> > layout does not provide enough flexibility for my use case. Currently the
> > message is saved to Elasticsearch as one field. Therefore I'd like to
> > replace the JSONLayout with a custom implementation to extract certain
> > fields from the log messages. I followed the instructions on the
> following
> > page: http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/extending.html#Layouts
> > But I'm not able to specify the custom layout in the log4j2.xml file.
> > What's the correct syntax to do this?
> >
> > I tried the <layout> tag and specified my custom class in the name
> > attribute. This will throw the following error message: ERROR Flume
> > contains an invalid element or attribute "layout".
> >
> > Any help is highly appreciated, thanks.
> >
> > Best,
> > Nicolas
>
>
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