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Server log

The following table lists the fields in the service log, <MachineName>_Service_<Service>.txt.

Service log fields
Field Format Description
Sequence# Int 1 - 2147483647 by default, but can be configured using custom logging as described in Appenders. Each row in the log starts with a sequence number that is used to ensure that the log is not tampered with (that is, that no rows are inserted or deleted). The sequence number wraps a) when the last sequence number is reached, or b) when the logging, for some reason, is restarted without the last sequence number being reached.
ProductVersion String

The version number of the Qlik Sense service (for example,

Timestamp ISO 8601

Timestamp in ISO 8601 format, YYYYMMDDThhmmss.fffK, where:

  • YYYY: Year
  • MM: Month
  • DD: Day in month
  • T: Delimiter
  • hh: Hour
  • mm: Minutes
  • ss: Seconds
  • fff: Milliseconds
  • K: Time zone offset

For example, 20110805T145657.000+0200 means year 2011, month 8, day 5 at 14:56:57 GMT+2.

Severity String

Row log level, can be configured using custom logging as described in Appenders:

  • Debug: Information useful to developers for debugging purposes. This level is not useful during normal operation as it generates vast amounts of logging information.
  • Info: Normal operational messages that may be harvested for reporting, measuring throughput, and so on. No action is required.
  • Warn: Not an error message, but an indication that an error will occur if no action is taken (for example, the file system is 85% full).
  • Error: Messages regarding unexpected situations and errors that prevent the server from operating normally.
  • Fatal: Messages that the Qlik Sense service or application has to shut down in order to prevent data loss.
HostName String The hostname of the server that runs the process or executes the task.
Id GUID A unique identifier of the log entry (added by Log4net).
Description String

A human-readable message that summarizes the action in the system.


Command=<CommandName>;Result=<ReturnCode (Int)>;ResultText=<Description, Success, or Error message>

ProxySessionId String

The ID of the proxy session.

0 = Internal system command or a command that does not go through the QPS

Information noteThe proxy session ID is logged as a salted-hash ID.
ProxyPackageId String

A unique ID of each HTTP(S) package that passes through the Qlik Sense Proxy Service (QPS).

0 = Internal system command or a command that does not go through the QPS

RequestSequenceId String

The combination of RequestSequenceId and ProxyPackageId is unique for every row in a log file and creates the timeline for the proxy session. The combination also forms a primary key in the log file.

The initial RequestSequenceId is an integer. Subrequests are linked to the initial request by adding a dot and an ID for the subrequest:

  • Initial request: RequestSequenceId = 1
    • Subrequest 1 based on the initial request: RequestSequenceId = 1.0
    • Subrequest 2 based on the initial request: RequestSequenceId = 1.1

0 = Internal system command or a command that does not go through the Qlik Sense Engine Service (QES)

UserDirectory String

The user directory linked to the logged in Qlik Sense user.

System = Internal system command

UserId String

The Qlik Sense user that initiated the command.

System = Internal system command

ObjectId String

The internal ID of the object. Used to link system actions to user actions.

0 = Cannot get the ID of the object

In some cases the ObjectId field contains multiple IDs, separated by the "|" (pipe) sign.

Example: ObjectId field containing multiple IDs

Log event: Start reload task

Contents of the ObjectId field: ed5715cd-2d7f-44ec-825f-44084efb3443|d63c7e4e-6089-4314-b60f-ed47ba6c35cc

  • First ID: The ID of the task.
  • Second ID: The ID of the app.
ObjectName String

The human-readable name of the object. The ObjectName is linked to the ObjectId.

Not available = Cannot link the ObjectName to the ObjectId or the ObjectId is missing

In some cases the ObjectName field contains multiple names.

Example: ObjectName field containing multiple names

Log event: Start reload task

Contents of the ObjectName field: MyReload|MyApp

  • First identifier (MyReload): The name of the task.
  • Second identifier (MyApp): The name of the app.

The list of ObjectNames always matches the list of ObjectIds, meaning that the ObjectName in the first position is identified by the ID in the corresponding position of the ObjectId field. In this example the following IDs apply (see also the description of the ObjectId field):

  • MyReload = ed5715cd-2d7f-44ec-825f-44084efb3443
  • MyApp = d63c7e4e-6089-4314-b60f-ed47ba6c35cc
Service String The Qlik Sense service on the server that hosts the process.
Origin String

The origin of the request:

  • AppAccess
  • ManagementAccess
  • Not available
Context String

The context of the command.

The context can be Internal System command or User Activity command (based on URL for the command).

Command String The core name of the use case or system command.
Result Int

Return code:

  • 0, 200 - 226: Success
  • Any other number: Error
Message String Text that describes the log entry. If the request is successful, this field contains "success".
Id2 String A unique row identifier (the checksum is added by Log4Net).

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