4.5.1 Creating the Files of the Layout

To create a layout without the wizard go to the Layout menu and select Create... The dialog which is shown in figure specifying the location of the layout files will be opened where you have to specify the name of the new layout and the folder that should contain the new layout. The file name should also INCLUDE the file extension “.xml”, i.e. a correct layout name would be “Test.xml”. Since a layout consists of several files it is recommended to create an own folder for your layout. The default location for layouts is the “LAYOUTS” folder which is a sub-folder of the data folder. How to find the default location for the data folder is described in How to Install.

Specifying the location of the layout files
Specifying the location of the layout files

After you have specified the folder and the file name for the layout press the Save button. Another dialog which is shown in figure Create Layout dialog specifying the location of the layout files will be displayed that shows the settings made so far. The Layout file name field shows the destination folder together with the main file of the layout. The other fields display the names of the other layout files. The “...” buttons offer you the possibility to change the file paths when the Default check boxes are unchecked. If the Default check boxes are checked the files are created at the default locations. Another check box of this dialog is Enable service support. Check this box if you want to run Ascolog Insight as a service. If you use Ascolog Insight as a GUI application do not tick this check box.

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If all settings are correct press the Save button to create and save the layout. Save & Reload does the same as Save but it additionally also activates the layout so that it is applied to the currently loaded log files. If you press Cancel the layout will not be created and any settings made so far will be discarded.

Create Layout dialog
Create Layout dialog

Detailed information about layouts can be found in chapter Layouts - Advanced Topics. The next step is to create a grammar for the layout.