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A simple mongo based logger

Project description

MongoLog is a simple mongo based log handler that can be used easly used with standard python/django logging

Quick start

Note: If you are viewing this from PyPI you may find copy and paste works better from the github README

  1. Add “mongolog” to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:

  2. Add the MongoLoggerHandler to your LOGGING config:

    LOGGING = {
        'handler': {
            'mongolog': {
                'level': 'WARN',
                'class': 'mongolog.MongoLogHandler',
                'connection': 'mongodb://localhost:27017/'
        'loggers': {
            'django': {
                'handlers': ['console', 'mongolog'],
                'level': 'DEBUG',
                'propagate': True
  1. Start you management shell:

    ./ shell
  2. Create a a couple of log entries:

    import logging
    logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)
    logger.debug("A debug message")"An info message")
    logger.warning("A Serious warning")
    logger.error("We have an ERROR")
        raise ValueError("Bad Value")
    except ValueError as e:
        logger.exception("This is the worste exception ever")
  3. Now log into your mongo shell:

    > use mongolog
    > db.mongolog.find().sort({created: 1}).limit(5).pretty()
    If you setup your logger with level 'WARN' like the example then
    you should now see three log entries corresponding to the warning,
    error, and exception log statements.  However, you will not see the
    debug and info statements unless you adjust the level down to 'DEBUG'.

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