Setting the FDMEE Log Level

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Summary: FDMEE log files contain helpful information for troubleshooting and analysis. The content of the log file can vary widely depending on the Log Level which can be defined in the application. This article explains how to change the Log Level for FDMEE.
Audience: FDMEE administrators, users and managers

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Basics about FDMEE Logging

The log files that FDMEE produces contain helpful information. It is often the best source when it comes to analyzing processes and finding the cause of error messages. How much information you can find in your log file can vary widely depending on the Log Level that has been defined in your application.

The range of Log Levels in FDMEE is 0-5, with zero producing no output and 5 generating the most granular information available. The size of the log file highly depends on the defined log level.

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Finding the Current Log Level

The quickest way to identify the Log Level of an FDMEE Log file is to open the file and take a look at the first few rows. Depending on your version of FDMEE/Data Management, the content of your log file will vary slightly:

  • Version or Data Management in PBCS/ARCS etc. shows the Log Level in the first row
    FDMEE Log Level 
  • Version shows the Log Level in the second row
    FDMEE Log Level 

For detailed process information in your Log file, the log level needs to be set to 5. If that is not the case, you need to change the log level.


Setting the FDMEE Log Level

The FDMEE Log Level can be changed by an administrator in just a few steps:

  1. Log on to Oracle EPM Workspace or Oracle Cloud Service
  2. Open FDMEE – this will differ depending on if you are in the EPM Workspace or in the Simplified Interface of any of the Cloud services:
    1. EPM Workspace (on-premise): Navigate > Administer > Data Management
      Navigation Steps to FDMEE
    2. Simplified Interface: Click on the 3 horizontal bars on the top left corner and choose Data Management (under Integration)
      Navigation Steps to Cloud FDMEE
  3. Navigate to Settings: Switch to the Setup tab, then click on System Settings and select Other from the list of Profile TypesOpen FDMEE System Settings_Other
  4. Update the number in field Log Level to the desired value
  5. Click the Save button in the top right corner


That’s all. After making this change, the Log files for any future FDMEE processes will reflect the log information according to the new log level.

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