Parser detection based on content instead of logfilename


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MatthiasB
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At the moment a parser is only automatically been detected by the filename. It would be nice if this can be extended to detect the parser based on the content.

There can be 2 options:
1) the logfile contains a specific keyword which can be used to identify it
2) the logfile structure fits to the parser configuration and therefore will be selected. In case that multiple parser could fit a popup with dropdown is shown to select the right parser.

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Matthias
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Hi Matthias,

Having multiple methods of automatically detecting how a file should be parsed is tricky.  Each method will add additional complexity which will need to be "processed" by new users - even if they don't use the functionality.  For this reason, we try to keep things simple.  I am not against adding additional detection methods, but it needs to be simple and add value to a wider audience.  

Have you noticed the 'Parse With" settings when opening a file?  Does this help?
https://www.logviewplus.com/docs/open_file_settings.html

Thanks,

Toby


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Hi Toby,

thanks for the fast response and I can understand to keep the software as simple as possible. :-)
The option "Parse With" is what I currently use but dragn'drop is always easier than clicking the "Open" button.

Maybe would it be possible to make if configurable that when you drag'n drop a file on the software and no parser is detected this "Open window" is displayed? Then the parser can be changed manually and no autodetection is used. In case a parser is detected then the parser will be used and no popup is shown.

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Matthias
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Maybe the drag-drop operation should open a scaled down "Open" dialog whenever the user tries to open new files in this way.  I think I would prefer to do this with the help of a short-cut key by default (CTRL+DROP) for example.  However, this could be configurable in application settings to make it the default.

The same dialog could be shown when a user tries to open a files via the OS.  For example, by double-clicking on a *.log file.

Would this help?

Thanks,

Toby
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Hi Toby,

that would be very helpful! :-)
Thanks a lot!

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Matthias
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Great - I will take a look and see what we can do for the next release.  I will post back here when we have a BETA version available.

Thanks Matthias!

Toby
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Hi Matthias,

I just wanted to let you know that we have just released LogViewPlus 2.4.45 into BETA.  This version of LogViewPlus has a new "Quick Open" feature.  If you hold down the CTRL key when dragging and dropping files into LogViewPlus, you get 'Quick Open' menu:



The Quick Open menu has some basic settings, like parser configuration, merging, and the open action.

Hope that helps.  Thanks again for the feedback!

Toby


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Can you add this feature to ctrl-clicking a file in the recently used list? Or better still be able to apply a different parser while the file is already open e.g. with ctrl-F5
In other words, any situation when a file is (re)opened, not just drag-and-drop

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Thanks for the feedback Colin - I think that's a great idea.  I will take a look and see what I can do.  If this is a small change, we may be able to get it into the next release.

Thanks again,

Toby
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And while I think about it, if I override the default parser I would expect LVP to remember that and use my selected parser the next time without asking or without me having to specify it every time.

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