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.
Note that conversion specifiers are used by four of the six default log parsers that ship with LogViewPlus: Pattern Parser, JSON Parser, XML Parser, and DSV Parser. Having a firm understanding of conversion specifiers is important for almost all log parser configuration.