A conversion specifier is used to represent a single field within a conversion pattern. They are a special character sequence that is used by LogViewPlus to assign meaning to a given part of log entry. Conversion specifiers always begin with a percent character '%'. For example, consider the following conversion pattern:
%d, %t, %p, %c, %m
This conversion pattern contains five conversion specifiers. Conversion specifiers and their meanings will be covered in this section.
Conversion specifiers are used by five of the eight default log parsers that ship with LogViewPlus: Pattern Parser, JSON Parser, XML Parser, DSV Parser, and Regex Parser. A good understanding of conversion specifiers is important for almost all log parser configuration.