Wouldn’t it be great if you could drill down into your logs just by clicking? Today, we’re excited to release a feature that lets you do exactly that. We call it click-to-search.
Here are a few examples of how this will make life easier:
- Web access logs: Each line in your access log contains an IP address. To click the address to see other lines containing the same address, enable “IP Addresses”.
- Custom app logs: Your custom application logs contain User IDs with the format “user_id=1234”. Creating a custom clickable element with the regular expression
user_id=\d+would make the string “user_id=1234” clickable.
Papertrail offers the following clickable elements out of the box:
- IP addresses (enabled by default)
- Email addresses
- GUID / UUID
- Period separated words (domains, file names, etc)
For these items, just click a checkbox to activate the elements that apply to your logs.
Since all logs are different, we’ve made it simple to create your own custom clickable elements:
Click-to-search will improve troubleshooting flow and make log filtering easier. We hope you find it useful, and we always welcome feedback on how to make it better. Enjoy!