Context in Log Lines

Learn how to use LogDNA's context menu associated with each log line.

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.

Accessing context

To open the context menu:

  1. Mouse over the desired log line.
  2. Click on the grey triangle to the left of the log line.

Viewing context

The context menu contains several components.

Log type

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.

Log message

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.

View in context

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.

Copy to clipboard

This copies the log line contents as displayed inside the context menu.

Share this line

This menu lets you share your line via a login-protected link or via a secret gist.