I am trying to configure the logger in java to log my messages. I have downloaded and added the log4j.jar to my classpath. I am receving two error messages while I am running the program to check it.The code I am using is :

import org.apache.log4j.*;

public class LoggerClass{
public static Logger myLogger =
           Logger.getLogger(LoggerClass.class.getName( ));
    Appender myAppender;
    SimpleLayout myLayout;

public LoggerClass(){ 

    myLayout = new SimpleLayout();
    myAppender = new ConsoleAppender(myLayout);

public static void main(String args[])
 myLogger.info("This is info");

I am receiving the following error messages while trying to run the program :

log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (LoggerClass).
log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.

What could be the cause...help would be greatly appreciated?

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Try adding the following to your constructor:

public LoggerClass(){ 

  myLayout = new SimpleLayout();
  myAppender = new ConsoleAppender(myLayout);

  myLogger.addAppender( myAppender );

If you want a file appender, you can add one of those like this

    RollingFileAppender fileAppender = new RollingFileAppender(new PatternLayout("%d: %m:  %l " + System.getProperty("line.separator") ), System.getProperty("user.dir") + java.io.File.separator +"application.log");  // can change the pattern and file location to whatever you need
    fileAppender.setThreshold(Priority.WARN); // if you want to set a threshold.
    myLogger.info("Started Rolling File Appender");

} catch (Exception ex){
  /* whatever you need here */

Or do the smart thing, and supply a configuration file for log4j as explained in the manual.
Far more flexible, and you can tune logging options without needing to recompile everything.