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Bot agent log files

  • Updated: 8/20/2020
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Bot agent log files

Various types of information about the Bot agent are captured in different log files. You can analyze these log files when the Bot agent or a bot encounters an error and identify the root cause for that error.

Overview

The Bot agent log files enable you to perform these actions:
  • Determine whether a bot ran successfully
  • Identify issues that resulted in a bot failure
  • Determine if the device is properly connected with the Control Room

Log file locations

The Bot agent log files are available at C:\ProgramData\AutomationAnywhere\BotRunner\Logs on your device. The following files are available at this location:
Bot_Launcher
Captures information about the execution of a bot such as the operations performed, events triggered, and errors encountered by the bot.
Node_Manager
Captures information about when a bot is run from the Control Room and communication details between a Bot Runner and the Control Room.

Log file configuration

The configuration files botlauncher-logging and nodemanager-logging are available at C:\Program Files\Automation Anywhere\Bot Agent\config. The information captured for the Bot agent in the log files depends on the configuration set in these files. You can update the configuration files to change the level of information captured in these files by setting the value in the ROOT level tag in the files, for example, ROOT level="INFO".

You can configure the following modes in the configuration files:
Mode Level Description
ALL TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, and FATAL This is the most verbose logging level and logs all the modes.
TRACE TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, and FATAL This mode captures information for all the modes.
DEBUG DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, and FATAL This mode captures information that you can use to debug a bot.

Information in this file is typically used by a Bot Creator.

INFO INFO, WARN, ERROR, and FATAL By default, this mode is set in the log files. This mode captures information used for monitoring the normal operations of a bot and auditing.

You can use the information collected in this mode to determine whether a business process was completed properly or not.

WARN WARN, ERROR, and FATAL This mode captures information about all the warnings that appear when a bot is executed.
ERROR ERROR and FATAL This mode captures information about all the errors encountered when a bot is executed.
FATAL FATAL This mode captures information about the exceptions encountered when a bot is executed.
OFF None This mode does not capture any information.
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