Use filters for browsing log entries

You can quickly create local filters by dragging and dropping. You can filter logs by time, use criteria stored in Filter elements, and save a Query as a permanent filter.

Note: The time selection refers to the entries’ creation time stamp (not the reception time at the Log Server, which is also included in many entries). Internally, the SMC and engines always use universal time (UTC). The times are displayed according to the time zone selected in your Management Client’s status bar.

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  1. Select Logs.
  2. If the Query pane is not visible, select Menu > View > Panels > Query.
    You can drag and drop any field from the log entries to the Filters tab to create a Filter, select existing Filter elements, or add a filtering criterion. To add a criterion, use the toolbar icon and type in the detail. You can then further change and use the Filters you have created.
  3. Select an option:
    • To change a detail manually, double-click the detail.
    • Right-click a field in the log entry table or in the Fields pane, then select Add Filter: <field name> to add the item and its value as a new filter row.
    • Right-click an item in the log entry table or in the Fields pane, then select New Filter: <item name> to define a value for the item and add it as a new filter row.
    • To add an empty row, right-click a filter row or empty space, then select Row.
    • To search based on a word or a string, right-click the Query pane, select New > Filter: String, then type your search string.
    • To remove a detail, right-click it, then select Remove <detail description>.
    • To remove a whole row, right-click something other than a detail on the row you want to remove, then select Remove.
    • Temporarily disable a filter row by right-clicking it, then selecting Disable.
    • To save the current filtering criteria as a permanent Filter element, click Save at the top of the Filter tab in the Query pane.
  4. After you make changes to filters, click Apply.