How to obtain log information for SCADAConnect

  Applies To 
  Product(s): WaterGEMS
  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX, 10.XX.XX.XX
  Area:  Other
  Original Author: Akshaya Niraula, Bentley Technical Support Group


How can I enable SCADAConnect logging to obtain SCADA log information?

Solution - CONNECT Edition (10.XX.XX.XX) and V8i SS6 (

In V8i SELECTseries 6 and CONNECT Edition, the SCADAConnect log file is available from the Configure Ribbon:


Note: starting with Patch01 of version, the log file is located here: C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Bentley\SCADAConnect\10\SCADAConnect.log

Verbose Logging

Starting with CONNECT Edition Update 3, you can enable more verbose (detailed) logging by adding the following highlighted option to your watergems.exe.config file via text editor. This file is located in the "x64" subfolder of your WaterGEMS installation folder, if you are using the 64-bit version of WaterGEMS.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">
 <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.6.1"/>
 <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
  <probing privatePath="SharedAssemblies" />
   <assemblyIdentity name="Bentley.License.Library.NET" publicKeyToken="4bf6c96a266e58d4" />
   <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />
 <add key="SCADA_EnableVerboseLogging" value="true"/>

Solution - V8i SS5 (

In V8i SELECTseries 5, the SCADAConnect log file is available from the main toolbar:

Solution - V8i SS4 ( and below

In V8i SELECTseries 4, to obtain a log please first make sure that saving log option is toggled. From the Tools menu of SCADAConnect, go to Options and Advanced tab. Please make sure "Enable Advanced Logging" is checked.

Generally the default location where the log file is saved, is at the following location:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\local Settings\Application Data\Bentley\WaterGEMS\8\SCADAConnect.log

Vista or higher: C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local\Bentley\WaterGEMS\8\SCADAConnect.log

See Also

Using SCADAConnect Simulator (V8i SS6 and CONNECT Edition)

Using SCADAConnect Simulator (older versions)

SCADAConnect - SewerGEMS