Reader Settings

Reader Settings

Most log files are persisted as text. Binary log files can be read using a log file reader. By default, LogViewPlus includes a Windows Event Log reader, but you can create additional custom log file readers.

Configuring a log file reader is discussed below.

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Friendly Name

1. Friendly Name

A friendly name can be set to more easilly refer to this configuration in the future. By default, the friendly name will mirror the file name pattern.

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File Name Pattern

2. File Name Pattern

Use the file name pattern text box to specify a pattern which can be used to match the filenames of your application log file. By default, the file name can contain a wildcard character - an asterik *. This character will match one or more other characters. For example, say the name of your log file has a date suffix, something like MyApp_12.2.16.log. In this case, you could match the date part of the filename using the asterick wildcard. Your pattern might be MyApp_*.log.

Usually, the asterik wildcard is sufficient, but if you find you need more power to match your log file name, then you can use a regular expression instead. To do this, check the "Is Regex?" checkbox to let LogViewPlus know the search needs to be performed differently.

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Reader

3. Reader

The reader you want to associate with the given filename pattern.

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Save / Cancel

4. Save / Cancel

Once you are done configuring your reader you will need to save your settings. Alternatively, if you're not happy with your reader configuration, you can cancel it.

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