1. drupal
    1. 6 core.php
    2. 8
    3. 7
6 hook_watchdog($log_entry)
7 – 8 hook_watchdog(array $log_entry)

Log an event message

This hook allows modules to route log events to custom destinations, such as SMS, Email, pager, syslog, ...etc.


$log_entry An associative array containing the following keys:

  • type: The type of message for this entry. For contributed modules, this is normally the module name. Do not use 'debug', use severity WATCHDOG_DEBUG instead.
  • user: The user object for the user who was logged in when the event happened.
  • request_uri: The Request URI for the page the event happened in.
  • referer: The page that referred the use to the page where the event occurred.
  • ip: The IP address where the request for the page came from.
  • timestamp: The UNIX timestamp of the date/time the event occurred
  • severity: One of the following values as defined in RFC 3164 http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3164.html WATCHDOG_EMERGENCY Emergency: system is unusable WATCHDOG_ALERT Alert: action must be taken immediately WATCHDOG_CRITICAL Critical: critical conditions WATCHDOG_ERROR Error: error conditions WATCHDOG_WARNING Warning: warning conditions WATCHDOG_NOTICE Notice: normal but significant condition WATCHDOG_INFO Informational: informational messages WATCHDOG_DEBUG Debug: debug-level messages
  • link: an optional link provided by the module that called the watchdog() function.
  • message: The text of the message to be logged.

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modules/system/system.api.php, line 2264

function hook_watchdog(array $log_entry) {
  global $base_url, $language;

  $severity_list = array(
    WATCHDOG_EMERGENCY => t('Emergency'), 
    WATCHDOG_ALERT => t('Alert'), 
    WATCHDOG_CRITICAL => t('Critical'), 
    WATCHDOG_ERROR => t('Error'), 
    WATCHDOG_WARNING => t('Warning'), 
    WATCHDOG_NOTICE => t('Notice'), 
    WATCHDOG_INFO => t('Info'), 
    WATCHDOG_DEBUG => t('Debug'),

  $to = 'someone@example.com';
  $params = array();
  $params['subject'] = t('[@site_name] @severity_desc: Alert from your web site', array(
    '@site_name' => variable_get('site_name', 'Drupal'), 
    '@severity_desc' => $severity_list[$log_entry['severity']],

  $params['message']  = "\nSite:         @base_url";
  $params['message'] .= "\nSeverity:     (@severity) @severity_desc";
  $params['message'] .= "\nTimestamp:    @timestamp";
  $params['message'] .= "\nType:         @type";
  $params['message'] .= "\nIP Address:   @ip";
  $params['message'] .= "\nRequest URI:  @request_uri";
  $params['message'] .= "\nReferrer URI: @referer_uri";
  $params['message'] .= "\nUser:         (@uid) @name";
  $params['message'] .= "\nLink:         @link";
  $params['message'] .= "\nMessage:      \n\n@message";

  $params['message'] = t($params['message'], array(
    '@base_url' => $base_url, 
    '@severity' => $log_entry['severity'], 
    '@severity_desc' => $severity_list[$log_entry['severity']], 
    '@timestamp' => format_date($log_entry['timestamp']), 
    '@type' => $log_entry['type'], 
    '@ip' => $log_entry['ip'], 
    '@request_uri' => $log_entry['request_uri'], 
    '@referer_uri' => $log_entry['referer'], 
    '@uid' => $log_entry['user']->uid, 
    '@name' => $log_entry['user']->name, 
    '@link' => strip_tags($log_entry['link']), 
    '@message' => strip_tags($log_entry['message']),

  drupal_mail('emaillog', 'entry', $to, $language, $params);