3.7 Files Window

The Files window lists all files with their names (column Filename) and size (column Size) which are currently processed by Ascolog Insight (see figure Files window).

Files window
Files window

The Status column displays the current status of processing of a file. The Record Filter column shows whether a record filter is applied to a file. In such a case only those log records are retrieved that meet the filter criteria. In the figure a record filter is used for the third file (“SampleFile5.log”) in the list so that only log records are retrieved that contain “a problem occurred” in the TEXT column. The Retrieved Records column displays the number of records that are loaded from a file. The Processed Records column displays the number of records that have been processed from a file. The file “SampleFile5.log” contains 56 log records, all of them were processed but only those two log records which contain “a problem occurred” in the TEXT column were retrieved to be displayed in Ascolog Insight. Click on the header of a column to sort the files in the Files window by the values of this column in ascending (an Arrow up icon is displayed in the header) or descending (an Arrow down icon is displayed in the header) order.

The way how the files in the Files window are highlighted only depends on the tab which currently has the focus. A file is displayed with an orange background when a log record that originates from this file is currently selected in the tab which has the focus in the Log window. Files whose records will not be displayed in the currently active tab due to a record filter are highlighted in gray instead of black. Bookmarks are a special case. Files whose log records have bookmarks are always highlighted in black.

For more information about the analyze functions mentioned in table Context menu of the Files window, see How to create Analyze Functions.

The context menu of the Files window allows you to quickly execute file-related operations. In order to open the context menu select one or more files and right click. The available commands are listed in table Context menu of the Files window.

Context menu of the Files window
Command Description
Record Filter Creates one record filter for the selected file(s) by combining the selected file names using a logical OR in the filter expression: e.g. FILE == <selected file name 1> || FILE == <selected file name 2>
Color Rule Creates one color rule for the selected file(s) by combining the selected file names using a logical OR in the filter expression: e.g. FILE == <selected file name 1> || FILE == <selected file name 2>
Bookmark Creates one bookmark for the selected file(s) by combining the selected file names using a logical OR in the filter expression: e.g. FILE == <selected file name 1> || FILE == <selected file name 2>
Graph/Timeline Creates one timeline graph for the selected file(s) by combining the selected file names using a logical OR in the filter expression: e.g. FILE == <selected file name 1> || FILE == <selected file name 2>
Tab Linked, Custom Creates one linked or custom tab for the selected file(s) by combining the selected file names using a logical OR in the filter expression: e.g. FILE == <selected file name 1> || FILE == <selected file name 2>
Merge Color Rule Changes the merge color rule of the selected file(s). The merge color rule is applied to the log records when they are displayed in the Log window.
Select The user selects a color.
Random Ascolog Insight randomly selects a color.
Group  
Color Rule

 

Creates an own color rule for each of the selected file(s) with FILE == <selected file name> as filter expression.
Bookmark

 

Creates an own bookmark group for each of the selected file(s) with FILE == <selected file name> as filter expression.
Graph/Timeline

 

Creates an own timeline graph for each of the selected file(s) with FILE ==<selected file name> as filter expression.
Tab/Linked, Tab/Custom Creates an own tab (linked or custom) for each of the selected file(s) with FILE ==<selected file name> as filter expression.
Plain Text... Displays the original content of the selected file in its own window. This command is only available when exactly one file is selected.
Show All Displays log records from all log file(s) in the Log window
Show Exclusive Displays only log records of the selected file(s) in the Log window. Please consider the special treatment of bookmarked log records.
Hide Hides the log records from the selected file(s) in the Log window and displays all log records from files that were not selected. Please consider the special treatment of bookmarked log records.
Retrieve All Retrieves all log record(s) of the selected file(s). The command is only available when there are any log records that can be retrieved and have not been already retrieved.
Unload Unloads the selected log file(s), i.e. the log records of the files are no longer available in Ascolog Insight for analysis.
Refresh Refreshes the selected log file(s) only when the modification dates of the log file(s) are newer than the date of the last refreshing.
Force Refresh Refreshes the selected log file(s) independently of their modification dates.
Reset Sort Order This command is only available when the files in the Files window are sorted by the values of a Files window column. Originally the files are sorted by the order they were loaded. Reset Sort Order restores this original sort order.
Select All Selects all files which are listed in the Files window.
Copy Copies the file name(s) of the selected file(s) to the clipboard.