I am working on selenium automation for one of the project, I have a number of test cases I want to create a separate log file for each and every test case

Example : Suppose I have two test cases with names X and Y, when I execute all the test cases (X and Y), then I need to create folder (in parallel to execution) with current time stamp and inside that folder I need to create two log files with name same as the test case names (i.e. X and Y)

please help if any body having idea

Note : I am using Log4j framework with java language.

2 Answers 2


Use appenders to achieve this. Try the process below :

  1. Write a logic to create directory at runtime with timestamp. Use DateFormat and Date to get timestamp as you need.

    File dir = new File(DateFormatObj.format(DateObj)); dir.mkdir(); System.setProperty("tempFolder",dir.getAbsolutePath());

  2. Write logic for appender in each test case (or log4j.xml i didnt try that out).

    FileAppender fileApp = new FileAppender();

// Assuming your class name is your test name

 `fileApp.setFile(System.getProperty("tempFolder") + "\\" + "this.getClass().getSimpleName()" + ".log");`
  1. Call folder creation method as your Test Case/Suite starts. Logs will be generated specific to your test case and all will move to folder created.

can we use this appender.....

testname testrun ${testname}.log ${testname}.%i.log 1 100 10MB %d{ISO8601} %-5level %C{1} [%M:%L] [%thread] - %msg%n

  • can you give information on why this is a better solution, what it offers over other options? Maybe break down what each part means and how it is used in this context
    – ECiurleo
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 8:48
  • Hi Sunil, is this an answer/suggestion? Or is this a new question?
    – corsiKa
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 15:28

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