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Log Assistant

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228060D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 315K

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James McKenzie: INVENTOR

Abstract

This publication describes an application that processes and loads information from log files from multiple products and processes that data into a searchable and filterable data that is presented in a user interface to aid in troubleshooting applications.

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Log Assistant

James McKenzie

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

This publication describes an application that processes and loads information from log files from multiple products and processes that data into a searchable and filterable data that is presented in a user interface to aid in troubleshooting applications.

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Log Assistant

Problem Statement

Searching hundreds of log files in a text editor, one by one, is a very cumbersome process that requires

tremendous amounts of time. It is not possible to see in order what had occurred from multiple log files based on the time stamps. Data often cannot be filtered out based on "not containing" items. Finding a particular log entry among millions of log entries often requires excessive resources.

Publication Description

This solution loads the text from multiple log files, parsing it into a data object-a programming object that contains the time, date, log level, and details of the line entr...