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I am using log4net to log information, errors and warnings while running my console ETL application in C#.

I am generating a new log file daily (so the file name just consist of the date)

however due to change in requirements I am now required to dynamically generate a new log (which is a combination of Filename to be extracted and Datetime)

I tried changing my currently log4net settings in the App.config file without much success.

Here is my new log4net settings that tries to generate a new log file for each extract

<appender name="LogFileAppender" type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender">
     <param name="File" value="\\\\NetworkPath\\Logs\\%property{LogName}"/>
     <param name="AppendToFile" value="true"/>
     <rollingStyle value="Size" />
     <maxSizeRollBackups value="-1" />
     <maximumFileSize value="5000KB" />
     <countDirection value="1"/>
     <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
       <param name="Header" value="[Header]\r\n"/>
       <param name="Footer" value="[Footer]\r\n"/>
       <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss} %p %u %c %l %m %n"/>
     </layout>
     <filter type="log4net.Filter.PropertyFilter">
       <Key value="Version" />
       <StringToMatch value="1" />
     </filter>
     <filter type="log4net.Filter.DenyAllFilter" />
   </appender>

*** original code replaced by thermoduric at askers request {http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27105761.html}.

and in the actual c# file i try to implement the log file is as follows

                foreach (var file in files)
                {
                    //GlobalContext.Properties["LogName"] = config.Source + " - " + config.SqlMappingCode + ".log";
                    GlobalContext.Properties["LogName"] = "test.log";
                    var _log = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(Program));
                    XmlConfigurator.Configure();
                    _log.Info("Start Processing FX Rates feed...");
                    csvImporter.LoadData(fxRatesConfig, JobType.FXRates);
                }

However this code just results in the following file name

%property{LogName}

Can anyone please tell me how i can achieve the dynamic log file?
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buraksarica earned 2000 total points
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Check this blog post : http://geekswithblogs.net/rgupta/archive/2009/03/03/dynamic-log-filenames-with-log4net.aspx

It seems that you are working with wrong type of Appender.
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Is it working?
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Yes it is working!!!!
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