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Filtering events in Event Log Explorer

Event Log Explorer offers 5 ways of data filtering.

In this section:

Pre-filtering events (log loading options)

XML query filter

General filter

Quick filter

Linked event filter

 

Pre-filtering events (log loading options)

Use pre-filtering to filter events during the log loading process.

You can pre-filter events by event age, event types and other parameters.

To set the global log loading options, open Preferences dialog and select Log View Defaults.

To change log loading options for active view, select View->Log Loading Options from the main menu.

XML Query Filter

XML query filter also prefilters events, but unlike log loading options, it is executed on the target machine. This may significantly reduce network load and improve log loading performance.

To filter events using XML query, select View->XML query from the main menu. This will open XML Query window.

General Filter

To filter events in an event log view, select View->Filter from the main menu. This will open Filter/Search window. Enter your criteria in this window and press OK to apply the filter.

You cannot apply general filters one by one. You should change your current filter criteria if you want to narrow filtered list. To change the filter criteria, open Filter/Search window again - and modify the displayed filter criteria.

When you refresh the event list, general filter will be re-applyed after log reloading.

To clear filter, select View->Clear Filter.

 

Quick Filter

Quick Filters is a comfortable way to filter event list by a single criterion.

To set a filter, find an event that meets your criteria, then click right mouse button on the cell of this event that you consider as the "criterion cell". The Event List context menu will appear.
The following quick filter criteria are available:

Column Name = Selected Value
Column Name <> Selected Value
Date >= Date of the current event (option is available if the user pops menu up from the Date column).
Date <= Date of the current event (option is available if the user pops menu up from the Date column).
Date&Time>= Date&Time of the current event (option is available if the user pops menu up from the Time column).
Date&Time <= Date&Time of the current event (option is available if the user pops menu up from the Time column).

You can apply quick filters one by one - this lets you to narrow filtered list easy and clearly.

When you refresh the event list, all quick filters will be cancelled.

To clear quick filters, select View->Clear Quick Filters or View->Clear Filter.

 

Linked event filter

Linked Event Filter helps you to automate linking events by event id and description data and filter them.


Select Advanced->Linked Event Filter from the main menu to display Linked Event Filter dialog.

To clear linked event filter, select View->Clear Filter.

 

 

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