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Altova FlowForce Server 2021 Advanced Edition

You can view the details logged by FlowForce Server with respect to all kinds of events, including job runs, from the "Log View" page. You can access the "Log View" page either by clicking the Log menu item, or from various other contexts where a View Log button is displayed (for example, each job's configuration page displays a View log button).


Note:By default, you can view the log of any jobs where you have "read" access. To view the global log of all jobs and events in FlowForce Server, your user account must have the View unfiltered log privilege.

Log View

By default, the "Log View" page displays the most recent logged events, with minimum severity set to "Info". You can load older records by clicking the Show 25 more records, Show 100 more records, or Show 500 more records buttons.


The Date column indicates the date and time when the logged event occurred. The Severity column indicates the severity of the logged event, which can be "info", "warning", or "error". The User column specifies the originator of the event (this can be a FlowForce service, the Python security service, or a specific FlowForce user).


Each run of a job produces a unique job instance. The unique job instance is tracked by the Instance ID column. To filter out events by their instance ID, click the link displayed in the Instance ID column. This opens a separate page with all information about the currently selected instance, see Viewing a Log Instance. Note that some logged events do not have a job instance ID because it is not applicable. This is the case, for example, for job configuration change events.


The Message column may include links to the configuration page of the job that triggered the event.


To resize any column on the grid, click any of the vertical bars delimiting the column headings, and, holding the left mouse button pressed, drag to the left or right.


The Copy Permalink to Clipboard button copies the current URL of the log view to the clipboard, including any selected parameters, for example ?id=2773968&limit=25. This is useful if you want to quickly load the same information later into the page. For example, you can paste the permanent URL into another browser's address bar, or send it to someone else so that they can see the same log view.


Exporting logs

To export the log to a file on the disk, click Export. All records that are currently visible in the page will be exported as a zipped JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) file. When you click Export, you may either be prompted to save the zip archive to a local directory, or it will be downloaded to your browser's default download directory.


Filtering logs

You can filter logs by the following criteria:


Date from - Includes only events after this date.

Date to - Includes only events before this date.

Object path - Includes only events that originate from the job configurations at the selected path. You can select the path to some specific FlowForce object, like a job or credential record.

Minimum severity - Includes events with this severity set as minimum. For example, to include events of all severities, select "Info" as minimum severity. To skip both information messages and warnings, select "Errors" as minimum severity.


If you set both the Date from and Date to filters, the records within that range are shown, up to 1000 records. To view additional records, click the Show N more records buttons. The records having the most recent date are always shown first.


After changing any of the filters, click the Show button to apply the filters. Clicking the Show button repeatedly loads the most recent logs, while preserving the filters. Clicking any of the Show N more records buttons also preserves the currently selected filters.


The Reset Filter button clears all filters and refreshes the log. Clicking the Show button without any filter selected has the same effect (the log is refreshed).

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