function watchdog_exception

Logs an exception.

This is a wrapper function for watchdog() which automatically decodes an exception.


$type: The category to which this message belongs.

$exception: The exception that is going to be logged.

$message: The message to store in the log. If empty, a text that contains all useful information about the passed-in exception is used.

$variables: Array of variables to replace in the message on display. Defaults to the return value of _drupal_decode_exception().

$severity: The severity of the message, as per RFC 3164.

$link: A link to associate with the message.

See also



14 calls to watchdog_exception()
block_admin_configure_submit in drupal/modules/block/
Form submission handler for block_admin_configure().
block_admin_display_form_submit in drupal/modules/block/
Form submission handler for block_admin_display_form().
comment_delete_multiple in drupal/modules/comment/comment.module
Delete comments and all their replies.
comment_save in drupal/modules/comment/comment.module
Accepts a submission of new or changed comment content.
drupal_cron_run in drupal/includes/
Executes a cron run when called.

... See full list


drupal/includes/, line 1931
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.


function watchdog_exception($type, Exception $exception, $message = NULL, $variables = array(), $severity = WATCHDOG_ERROR, $link = NULL) {

  // Use a default value if $message is not set.
  if (empty($message)) {

    // The exception message is run through check_plain() by _drupal_decode_exception().
    $message = '%type: !message in %function (line %line of %file).';

  // $variables must be an array so that we can add the exception information.
  if (!is_array($variables)) {
    $variables = array();
  require_once DRUPAL_ROOT . '/includes/';
  $variables += _drupal_decode_exception($exception);
  watchdog($type, $message, $variables, $severity, $link);