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Set up logging for ArcGIS Workflow Manager in ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: November 16, 2023

Summary

ArcGIS Workflow Manager can be configured to support many types of workflows, depending on an organization's needs. Setting up logging for ArcGIS Workflow Manager in ArcGIS Pro enables information to be stored. The information stored in the logs allows organizations to review events, troubleshoot errors, and identify problems. For instance, setting up the logs for the workflow manager in ArcGIS Pro ensures operation efficiency as preconfigured steps can be set to guide a single user through a different, more efficient workaround when a problem is identified and addressed from the log. This article provides the workflow to set up the ArcGIS Workflow Manager log when working in ArcGIS Pro.

Procedure

Warning:
Setting up logging for ArcGIS Workflow Manager in ArcGIS Pro requires changes to the Windows Registry. Esri does not take responsibility for issues that may arise as a result of these edits, and they are to be done at one's own risk. Ensure the Windows Registry is backed up before making modifications. Refer to Microsoft: How to back up and restore the registry in Windows for more information. The workflow below does not involve any editing or deleting of current registry items, only adding one new item. 
Note: 
This workflow requires an ArcGIS Workflow Manager license.

To set up logging for ArcGIS Workflow Manager in ArcGIS Pro, follow the steps provided.

  1. On the Start menu, search for 'Registery Editor' in the search box, and click Registry Editor app to open the Windows Registry Editor window.
The Registry Editor app on the Start menu.
  1. In the Registry Editor window, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > ESRI > ArcGISPro.
The ArcGIS Pro file path in the Registry Editor window.
  1. Add the first entry in the Registry Editor window.
    1. Right-click an empty space in the window and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
The DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
  1. Right-click the newly created value and select Rename. Change the name of the new value created to 'LogLevel'.
The Rename option for the newly created value.
  1. Right-click the new entry and select Modify.
The Modify option for the newly created value.
  1. Under Value data, type a value of 5 and click OK.
The Value data box and the OK button.
  1. Create a new entry with a string value at the preferred file path location where the log is to be created.
    1. Right-click an empty space in the window and select New > String Value.
    2. Right-click the newly created entry and Rename to LogsPath.
    3. Right-click the entry and click Modify.
    4. In the Edit String dialog box, under Value data, paste the file path address and click OK.
  2. Close or minimize the Registry Editor window and open ArcGIS Pro.
  3. In ArcGIS Pro, create a workflow connection. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Connect to a workflow connection for instructions. Once connected, check the log location specified in Step 4(d) to ensure a log is created.

Article ID:000020983

Software:
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 9x
  • ArcGIS Pro 3 0
  • ArcGIS Pro 3 1

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