How to Create Custom Log File in Laravel

In Laravel logs are written to storage/logs/laravel.log file by default. You can tag your laravel log entries with different log types such as INFO, DEBUG and ERROR though.

But sometime you may require to create log file for specific task. For example, you are working with invoicing and you need a separate log file for invoicing information, so that you can easily figure out issues or events related to invoicing.

How to Create Custom Log File in Laravel

Hence in this article on Laravel custom log I will show you in detail how to create custom log file in Laravel. In this article I will show you a simple example of configuring and implementing custom log file. Using this example of custom log file you can create custom log file in laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8 and laravel 9 version.

Before creating a custom log file in laravel I will show you the list of default channel drivers which exist in the Laravel by default.

customA driver that calls a specified factory to create a channel
dailyRotatingFileHandler based Monolog driver which rotates daily
errorlogAn ErrorLogHandler based Monolog driver
monologA Monolog factory driver that may use any supported Monolog handler
nullA driver that discards all log messages
papertrailSyslogUdpHandler based Monolog driver
singleA single file or path based logger channel (StreamHandler)
slackSlackWebhookHandler based Monolog driver
stackA wrapper to facilitate creating “multi-channel” channels
syslogSyslogHandler based Monolog driver

How to create custom log in Laravel?

In order to create custom log file add a channel with a new key name as shown below:

'channels' => [
    'invoicing' => [
        'driver' => 'single',
        'path' => storage_path('logs/invoicing.log'),

Now in the code use

\Log::channel('invoicing')->info('Something happened in invoicing!');
dd('log testing done!');

I hope it helps someone!

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