Text Filter

Text Filter

Text search filter configuration is more complicated than average and is worth considering individually. The complexity of the of this configuration arises due to the high degree of flexibility it provides when creating a text filter - but don't be intimidated. If you want to find text in your log files, just open the text filter, type your query, and click Apply. The default settings are appropriate for most situations.


Find Text

1. Find Text

The find text box should contain the text query you want to execute. Pressing the enter key in this field will apply the current filter.



2. Source

The source drop down box contains a list of all columns currently available in the selected log file. Selecting a column will restrict this text search to that particular column. To search across all columns select the "Original Log Entry" column.


Search Type

3. Search Type

LogViewPlus supports four types of text search:

Case Sensitive: Determines the case sensitivity of the text filter. By default text searches are case insensitive.

Match Whole World: Determines whether the search should match the whole word. By default partial matches are allowed.

Use Regular Expressions: Indicates that the text provided in the find text box is a regular expression.

Create with Global Highlight: When checked a global highlight will be created when this text filter is created. This will highlight the text when it is found regardless of whether or not the filter is selected. Highlights are created by default but this can be changed in application settings.

The "create as exclude filter" option is discussed separately below.


Filter Type

4. Filter Type

Unlike other LogViewPlus filters, the text filters use a checkbox to set the filter type. The default filter type is inclusive. Include filters mean, "include anything that matched the filter" whereas exclude filters mean, "exclude anything that matched the filter".


Search Results

5. Search Results

If selected, all log entries matching the filter will also be added to the search results window. This may improve navigation.



6. Apply

The apply command creates the configured filter.

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