Add a Filter

Adding a filter narrows down your document list to only display log lines that contain a particular value from the chosen field.

You can add a filter from:

  • Field List
  • Document Table
  • Manually

Filters simplify things and can be created with a click of a button. They are useful when you share Visualizations and Dashboards with non-technical people who may be confused by unnecessary data and we will be covering this feature more in depth next.

 

Just one click:

In the Field List, you are able to create Positive and Negative filters, plus the Document Table also enables you to filter on whether or not a field Exists.

Important: Filters will only work if your log message has been parsed or sending your logs in JSON format.