function watchdog

7.x watchdog($type, $message, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_NOTICE, $extra_data = "")
6.x watchdog($type, $message, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_NOTICE, $extra_data = "")
4.x watchdog($type, $message, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_NOTICE, $extra_data = "")
5.x watchdog($type, $message, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_NOTICE, $extra_data = "")

Add a log entry to the watchdog (log) table.

This is adapted from Drupal 6's watchdog system.


string $type: Generally, this is the name of the module, or some other short text which can be used to categorize this log entry. Ex: "system" or "routines".

string $message: This is the actual log message itself. It can be any length, and contain replacement patterns (very similar to the t() function.) Ex: "The user @user has logged in."

array $variables: If replacement patterns exist in the $message, this is where they are defined, similar to the t() function. Ex: array("@user" => $user->name) *

int $severity: One of several constant values, denoting the severity level. Available values:

string $extra_data: Any extra bit of text you want to add on. Must be 255 characters or less. Good for adding extra codes and such which can be queried for later more easily.

104 calls to watchdog()
admin_add_degree_form_submit in modules/admin/
Submit handler for the add_degree_form.
admin_apply_draft_changes_form_submit in modules/admin/admin.module
Handles the actual moving of draft courses into production.
admin_copy_degree_form_submit in modules/admin/
admin_cron in modules/admin/admin.module
admin_display_courses in modules/admin/
This function displays all of our courses for us to edit.

... See full list

1 string reference to 'watchdog'


includes/, line 59
This file contains mostly db shortcuts.


function watchdog($type, $message, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_NOTICE, $extra_data = "") {
  global $user;

  $user_id = 0;
  $cwid = 0;
  $user_name = "";
  $is_student = 0;
  $is_faculty = 0;
  $school_id = 0;
  if (is_object($user)) {
    $user_id = @$user->id;
    $cwid = @$user->cwid;
    $user_name = @$user->name;
    $is_student = (int) @$user->is_student;
    $is_faculty = (int) @$user->is_faculty;
    $school_id = (int) @$user->school_id;

  $is_mobile = 0; //TODO:  not used anymore! //(int) fp_screen_is_mobile();

  $ip = @$_SERVER ["REMOTE_ADDR"];
  $location = @$_SERVER ["REQUEST_URI"];
  $referer = @$_SERVER ['HTTP_REFERER'];

  $ser_variables = "";
  if (is_array($variables) && count($variables) > 0) {
    $ser_variables = serialize($variables);

  db_query("INSERT INTO watchdog 
            (user_id, user_name, cwid, type, message, variables, severity, extra_data, location, referer, ip, is_mobile, is_student, is_faculty, timestamp, school_id)
            (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
            ", $user_id, $user_name, $cwid, $type, $message, $ser_variables, $severity, $extra_data, $location, $referer, $ip, $is_mobile, $is_student, $is_faculty, time(), $school_id);