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Detect the current LoggingLevel in Apex


Is it possible to check the current LoggingLevel in Apex code and conditionally vary the execution?


// Somehow detect the current logging level here?
System.LoggingLevel level = LoggingLevel.FINEST;

if(level == LoggingLevel.FINEST) {
  // Extra logging code that may make additional SOQL calls, etc...
  // that you don't want during standard execution.
  System.debug(logginglevel.INFO, level);

Attribution to: Daniel Ballinger

Possible Suggestion/Solution #1

Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to check the current logging level in APEX.

UPDATE: I've (Daniel) finally got around to creating an idea on the Idea Exchange to allow Apex to detect the logging level for the transaction and alter the logging accordingly - Allow apex to detect the logging level so expensive logging can be skipped.

Attribution to: jordan.baucke

Possible Suggestion/Solution #2

You can vary the Logging Level by using a LoggingLevel variable in your debug calls rather than the constants. Then at least you can turn some messages on or off depending on the code you are debugging.


// Normally, suppress messages
LoggingLevel myLogLevel = LoggingLevel.NONE;
System.debug(myLogLevel,'A debug message that does not interest me today');
LoggingLevel myLogLevel = LoggingLevel.DEBUG;
System.debug(myLogLevel,'A debug message that I want to see today');
if(myLogLevel == LoggingLevel.DEBUG) {
  // do conditional actions here

Attribution to: Dizzley
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