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Preside Extension: Dump logs

v1.0.2 Preside Extensions

Preside Extension: Dump logs

This is an extension for Preside to provide the ability to log data dumps. Visually it is similar to the existing core functionality of Error logs.

In detail the extension includes the following:

  • Possibility to dump data (think "writeDump" / "cfdump") to a file that can be examined
  • Preside Admin > System > Dump Logs
  • Service DumpLogService with method dumplog (pass in whatever you like)
  • helper method dumplog (use it in you handlers and views)


Within a handler or view, use the following

dumpLog( myvar );
dumpLog( myvar=myvar );
dumpLog( a=1, b=server, c=myvar );

Or use the service, e.g. within your own service

component {

    property name="dumpLogService" inject="dumpLogService";

    function myFunction() {
        dumpLogService.dumpLog( myvar );
        dumpLogService.dumpLog( myvar=myvar );
        dumpLogService.dumpLog( a=1, b=server, c=myvar );

Head over to Preside Admin > System > Dump Logs to check the dumps there.

If you want to disable the feature, use the following in your Config.cfc

settings.features.dumpLogs = false;


Install the extension to your application via either of the methods detailed below (Git submodule / CommandBox) and then enable the extension by opening up the Preside developer console and entering:

extension enable preside-ext-dumplogs
reload all

Git Submodule method

From the root of your application, type the following command:

git submodule add application/extensions/preside-ext-dumplogs

CommandBox (box.json) method

From the root of your application, type the following command:

box install preside-ext-dumplogs


Feel free to fork and pull request. Any other feedback is also welcome - preferable on the PresideCMS slack channel.

$ box install preside-ext-dumplogs

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