[egenix-users] mxODBC Zope DA - no message at startup / no log ?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Fri May 7 12:37:11 CEST 2010

Just to clarify for mxODBC Zope DA users:

Richard Shea wrote:
> Hi - I've installed mxODBC Zope DA into a Plone 3.3 instance. I believe
> I've configured the odbc.ini correctly.
> The mxODBC installation instructions say that at startup messages will
> be seen ...
> [quote]
> At Zope startup time, the Zope DA tries to import the interfaces for the
> two ODBC managers and writes a notice to the Zope startup shell window.
> Zope can only use those interfaces which are successfully imported at
> this point.
> If both interfaces fail to load, the mxODBC Zope DA will not be usable
> at all and a warning message is printed to the startup shell. 
> [/quote]
> .... I'm not getting any sort of message at all - neither confirmation
> nor warning !

The above quote only applies to mxODBC Zope DA 1.0.x.

In mxODBC Zope DA 2.0.x we have changed the logic to have the
Zope DA write all messages to the standard Zope event log file.

> The doco also says that messages will be written to <Zope Instance
> Directory>/log/events.log but that file is not being created .

In Plone, you will find this file in


(Plone changes the Zope defaults in its configuration of instances)

> If anyone can explain why I'm not getting any sort of notification I
> would be grateful .

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