5.8.1 Switching between Log Records in Different Tabs

Assume you are studying the log records of a tab which only displays log records of type ERROR. In the tab a log record (let's call this log record ABC) should be investigated further, i.e. the log records before and after the log record ABC should be analyzed. Therefore it's the best to switch to the position of the log record ABC in the Main tab. You don't have to manually find the log record ABC in the Main tab but you can use Ascolog Insight's Select commands.

The commands can be found in the context menu of the Log window. They offer you an easy method for switching between the positions of a log record that occurs in several tabs. In order to use these commands select a log record by hovering over one of its cells and right-click to open the context menu. In the context menu choose the menu Select. The Select menu offers you the commands listed in table Tab switching commands to switch between tabs.

Tab switching commands
Command Available Description
Select Main Tab Not available when the Main Tab is already selected. The location of the selected log record in the Main tab will be displayed.
Select Linked Tab Not available when the linked tab is already selected. The location of the selected log record in its linked tab will be displayed. A linked tab links to a log file and displays the content of this log file.
Select Previous Tab Always available

This command selects and shows the tab that was previously displayed. When you select this command the currently selected tab becomes the previously selected tab.

Example: Tabs X, Y were displayed. Z is currently displayed. When you select this command the tab Y is displayed and the tab Z becomes the previously displayed command and not X, i.e. when you select this command again the tab Z is displayed again, i.e. using this command you can switch between two tabs back and forth.

Select Context Tab Always available The location of the selected log record in its context tab will be displayed. If the context tab does not already exist it will be created.

When you hover over a cell and you create a tab the cell's data is used in the filter expression of the tab. Such a tab is called the context tab of the cell.

File Always available In the Files window the focus is set to the log file from where the selected log record originates. The file with the focus will get an orange background color.