Global Log Levels

Global Log Levels

Log files can use many different logging levels. Some of these log levels like 'FINE' and 'ALERT' may be rarely used. In order to simplify categorization, LogViewPlus uses 5 primary levels which cannot be modified. Each primary level may contain a list of secondary levels which will inherit behavior (such as color coding) from the parent. By default, LogViewPlus supports the following log level hierarchy.

Primary
Secondary
Fatal
Alert
Critical
Emergency
Severe
Error
Warn
Notice
Info
Debug
Trace
Verbose
Fine
Finer
Finest

Configuring your log levels globally allows for centralized settings and easier configuration management. However, this approach presents a problem. Imagine the secondary log level "3". Some systems might see "3" as an Error while others see it as Debug. How can we configure LogViewPlus to interpret log level "3" when its meaning can change between systems? In LogViewPlus, this is achieved by configuring parser specific Local Log Levels. Local log levels take precedence over global log levels.

Once your log levels have been configured, you can control filter granularity using the 'Filter By' option in the 'Log Level Filter' dialog.

You can use the Global Log Level configuration settings described here to specify default log levels that will be applied when no local log levels are detected. Global log levels are also available to you in the log level filter dialog.

Changes made to global log levels will require a log file refresh.

1

Primary List

1. Primary List

The list of primary log levels. This list cannot be modified.

2

Secondary List

2. Secondary List

The list of secondary log levels. The contents of this list may change depending on your primary log level selection. You can add new secondary log levels by clicking the 'Add' command located below this list box. Custom secondary log levels can be modified and deleted as well. Please note that the default secondary log levels cannot be modified.

3

List Management

3. List Management

The list management commands used to modify secondary log levels.

< >