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OBIEE 12c-Logs Are Not Written To Audit File While Trying To Increase Logging Through instanceconfig.xml File (Doc ID 2697767.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 26, 2023

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Exalytics Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Following Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, trying to increase the logging level for file download through the settings in instanceconfig.xml file,however no logs are written into the audit file.

Below entries are added in between the <logging>  </logging> tags

<Writer implementation="FileLogWriter" name="Custom Downloads Audit" disableCentralControl="true"
writerClassId="6" dir="{%ORACLE_BIPS_INSTANCE_LOGDIR%}" filePrefix="c_dwn_audit" maxFileSizeKb="512000" filesN="20" fmtName="ODL-Text"/>


<WriterClassGroup name="DwnLog">6</WriterClassGroup>


<FilterRecord disableCentralControl="true" error="32" incident_error="32" information="1" path="saw.httpserver.request.showrequest" trace="1" warning="32" writerClassGroup="DwnLog"/>
  1. After adding the above parameters in instanceconfig.xml file , Restart Presentation server.
  2. Open analytics->create any report ->download excel or any file
  3. Go to the location
  4. C:\app\Middleware\domains\bi\servers\obips1\logs\c_dwn_audit0.log
  5. There isnt any entries in Obiee 12.2.1 4.


This worked well in OBIEE

Screenshot of the issue on



 Upgraded from OBIEE to


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