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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Custom JSONLayout
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:58:17 GMT
JsonTemplateLayout hasn’t been merged to the release-2.x branch but it will be so that it
can be included in the 2.14.0 release.


> On Aug 12, 2020, at 7:47 AM, Carter Kozak <ckozak@ckozak.net> wrote:
> Hi Naz,
> Volkan has contributed a fantastic json template layout that I expect will do what you
want, however it has not been released yet.
> https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/pull/335
> This discussion from the mailing list provides several options which may be relevant
to your use case:
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r538bb480c6d92813224b6a207e34210cccebc01e8d1781943d0ce32d%40%3Clog4j-user.logging.apache.org%3E
>> But my custom json layout doesn't write into a file. Do I have to write a file appender
for that?
> Layout implementations can be configured with any appender, the existing file based appenders
> work with custom layouts. The layout is responsible for converting a LogEvent into a
format (e.g. bytes) that
> can be written to an appender (file, socket, standard out, etc) without being aware of
the appenders
> implementation details.
> Best,
> -ck
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020, at 09:56, Naz S wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to use JSON layout for a logging format. When I use the default
>> JSON Layout, I see that there are some fields which are unnecessary to me
>> (for example, loggerFqcn, endOfBatch, etc).
>> Then I decided to implement a custom JSON layout. But I see that
>> JacksonFactory is not visible outside the package. Now I get only necessary
>> fields from LogEvent and generate JSON format using JSON generator. Every
>> configuration is done by code. But ultimately I want to configure fields in
>> log4j2.xml file. Any suggestions?
>> Also I would like to write logs into a log file. But my custom json layout
>> doesn't write into a file. Do I have to write a file appender for that?
>> Many thanks,

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