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Filter Class Referenceabstract

Users should extend this class to implement customized logging event filtering. More...

Inheritance diagram for Filter:
OptionHandler ObjectImpl Object Object AndFilter DenyAllFilter ExpressionFilter LevelMatchFilter LevelRangeFilter LocationInfoFilter MapFilter PropertyFilter StringMatchFilter

Public Types

enum  FilterDecision { DENY = -1, NEUTRAL = 0, ACCEPT = 1 }
 

Public Member Functions

 Filter ()
 
void addRef () const
 
void releaseRef () const
 
log4cxx::spi::FilterPtr getNext () const
 
void setNext (const log4cxx::spi::FilterPtr &newNext)
 
void activateOptions (log4cxx::helpers::Pool &p)
 Usually filters options become active when set. More...
 
void setOption (const LogString &option, const LogString &value)
 Set option to value. More...
 
virtual FilterDecision decide (const LoggingEventPtr &event) const =0
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from OptionHandler
virtual ~OptionHandler ()
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Object
virtual const helpers::ClassgetClass () const
 
virtual ~Object ()
 
virtual bool instanceof (const Class &clazz) const =0
 
virtual const void * cast (const Class &clazz) const =0
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from ObjectImpl
 ObjectImpl ()
 
virtual ~ObjectImpl ()
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Static Public Member Functions inherited from Object
static const helpers::ClassgetStaticClass ()
 
static const
log4cxx::helpers::ClassRegistration
registerClass ()
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from ObjectImpl
unsigned int volatile ref
 

Detailed Description

Users should extend this class to implement customized logging event filtering.

Note that Logger and AppenderSkeleton, the parent class of all standard appenders, have built-in filtering rules. It is suggested that you first use and understand the built-in rules before rushing to write your own custom filters.

This abstract class assumes and also imposes that filters be organized in a linear chain. The decide(LoggingEvent) method of each filter is called sequentially, in the order of their addition to the chain.

The decide(LoggingEvent) method must return one of the integer constants DENY, NEUTRAL or ACCEPT.

If the value DENY is returned, then the log event is dropped immediately without consulting with the remaining filters.

If the value NEUTRAL is returned, then the next filter in the chain is consulted. If there are no more filters in the chain, then the log event is logged. Thus, in the presence of no filters, the default behaviour is to log all logging events.

If the value ACCEPT is returned, then the log event is logged without consulting the remaining filters.

The philosophy of log4cxx filters is largely inspired from the Linux ipchains.

Note that filtering is only supported by the DOMConfigurator.

Member Enumeration Documentation

Enumerator
DENY 

The log event must be dropped immediately without consulting with the remaining filters, if any, in the chain.

NEUTRAL 

This filter is neutral with respect to the log event.

The remaining filters, if any, should be consulted for a final decision.

ACCEPT 

The log event must be logged immediately without consulting with the remaining filters, if any, in the chain.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

Filter ( )

Member Function Documentation

void activateOptions ( log4cxx::helpers::Pool p)
virtual

Usually filters options become active when set.

We provide a

default do-nothing implementation for convenience.

Implements OptionHandler.

void addRef ( ) const
virtual

Reimplemented from ObjectImpl.

virtual FilterDecision decide ( const LoggingEventPtr event) const
pure virtual

If the decision is DENY, then the event will be dropped. If the decision is NEUTRAL, then the next filter, if any, will be invoked. If the decision is ACCEPT then the event will be logged without consulting with other filters in the chain.

Parameters
eventThe LoggingEvent to decide upon.
Returns
The decision of the filter.

Implemented in LevelRangeFilter, ExpressionFilter, AndFilter, LevelMatchFilter, StringMatchFilter, LocationInfoFilter, PropertyFilter, DenyAllFilter, and MapFilter.

log4cxx::spi::FilterPtr getNext ( ) const
void releaseRef ( ) const
virtual

Reimplemented from ObjectImpl.

void setNext ( const log4cxx::spi::FilterPtr newNext)
void setOption ( const LogString option,
const LogString value 
)
virtual

Set option to value.

The handling of each option depends on the OptionHandler instance. Some options may become active immediately whereas other may be activated only when activateOptions is called.

Implements OptionHandler.


The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: