This guide covers how to use the context menu associated with each log line in the LogDNA web app. The purpose of the context menu is to provide you additional details about a particular log line.
To open the context menu:
- Mouse over the desired log line.
- Click on the grey triangle to the left of the log line.
The context menu contains several components.
On the left, the type of log is displayed. By default, this is
TEXT, but if the log line was parsed, it will display the log line type, such as
JSON. For a full list of of parsed log line types, see the parsing section of the Search guide.
In the center of the context menu, the log line contents are displayed without the timestamp, source, app, or level. If this log line was parsed, the parsed fields are typically nicely formatted as well.
At the top of the context menu there is a
View in context button. This will open a modal displaying your log line in the context of other log lines from that host, app, or both.
This copies the log line contents as displayed inside the context menu.
This menu lets you share your line via a login-protected link or via a secret gist.