This identifies the name of the default log file for transaction management. The default log file is opened at the beginning of the first transaction unless NO_LOG_FILE_OK is set to 1. If it does not exist, it is created. This variable can be set programmatically with the SET ENVIRONMENT verb. The default setting is empty. Unless you have set NO_LOG_FILE_OK to 1, you must set the LOG_FILE variable if you want to use transaction management.

Remote name notation is allowed for the LOG_FILE variable if your runtime is client-enabled. See System Requirements and Remote Name Notation in the ACUCOBOL-GT User's Guide for more information about client-enabled runtimes and remote name notation.