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Sematext Logs Reports and Components

Each Logs App has one default Report called Explore. You can create as many reports as you want with custom Components.

Logs Search and Report Menu

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Logs Report Menu

App State

When your Logs App is loaded the Save and Reset buttons will be hidden since you see the App's default state. If a new component is added or any existing component is edited, alert created, and report component removed, the Save and Reset buttons will appear in the report menu and allow for changes to be saved or reset to the initial state. If your browser is suddenly closed, and no changes were saved or reset, the App will preserve its initial state.

Report Actions

The set of icons in the logs search and report menu let you:

  • Save as View - Filtering and grouping data is a central part of the Sematext Cloud user interface. With Saved Views you can save your filters and groups for faster access later. If you find yourself often applying the same filters on your data then this feature can be a time saver.
  • Add Alert - Every query can be use as an alert query. The ability to save alerts is part of the essential tools for searching, correlating and investigating logs data.. Each alert query is visible in the Alert Rules list.

  • Email Report - There are E-mail and Subscription types available with time, frequency, and time range defined so your team can get automatated reports about your logs and system health.

  • Full Screen Mode - Entering full screen mode brings only the component you choose into view. It's useful for presentations and viewing detailed info of a single component. All charts have zoom, crosshair, and time navigation tools with tooltips available for effective chart interaction and data analysis.

  • Connected Apps - Connecting a Logs App to a Monitoring App will pre-select that Logs App when you decide to correlate metrics from the connected Monitoring App. When you receive an alert notification for an App, the alert notification will automatically include information and charts from connected Apps, and thus provide more information and context for you. You can connect any two Apps you have access to, regardless of their type. Any App can be connected to any number of other Apps.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Connect Apps

  • Split Screen - Split Screen is a product-wide correlation and data-pivoting feature. With Split Screen you can compare any two reports or dashboards, even the same report or dashboard but with different filters and groups in the two different screens.

  • Time Picker - The Time Picker is available whenever an App is selected as well as when any custom dashboards are being used. One minute is the shortest time increment you can select. Thirty minutes, one and two hours, and one, two, seven, and thirty days time-span shortcuts are exposed as well. A custom time range can be selected using the time picker dropdown menu. The Logs App will automatically refresh upon selection and update all the reports accordingly.

  • Live Tail - Refresh data and Live Tail options are located next to the time picker. The Live Tail feature provides real-time insights as soon as your data is consumed and indexed. It can also be stopped so the auto-refresh does not update the data, in case you need to inspect specific incidents or anomalies within a certain time segment.


Using custom components you can add metrics time series, events count time series, events, markdown notes, and create custom reports with rich data visualizations and chart tools to analyze data.

Some components are common for both Logs and Monitoring, while other are specific for either one. They will be contextually available depending on whether you're adding them to a Monitoring or Logs App. Each component can be also added to custom dashboards you create.

Logs Components

The Logs and Logs Count Time Series components are added by default to your Logs App. Additional Logs components that can be added to your App are Metric Panels, Logs Count, Top Values and Numeric Field Time Series.

These can be configured by whichever search query you want in any way you want. Making it easy to set up your Logs Report just the way you want.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Add Logs Component

Use them together with out-of-the-box metrics, from a Monitoring App, and you will go from metric spikes to Logs in seconds, and get to the root cause in minutes. Forget about ssh-ing to servers and grepping logs and find similar metric patterns with built-in metric correlations.

Sematext Logs Custom Components

Logs Component Settings

Here's an image of the Log Table Component dropdown menu with log specific export and field editor features.

Sematext Cloud Monitoring Guide - Component Settings

From the Log Table Component, you can quickly add or remove columns, highlight values, create charts, and apply filters. See Logs Table Quick Actions for more details.

Additionally, you can expand each log to view its details in either Table or JSON format, providing you with easy access to the full log event payload, ability to add additional field value-based filters, copy field values, etc.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Logs Table Details Format

Furthermore, you have the option to switch to Terminal View, which allows you to view your logs in a more condensed and compact format.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Logs Terminal View

See Logs Terminal View for more details.

Each component can be added to a Custom Dashboard by clicking on the three dots in the top-right corner of the component.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Logs Table Add To Dashboard

You can organize reports from one or several Apps, both Logs Apps as well as Monitoring, Synthetics and Experience Apps.

Table Density Modes

You can set different table density for each Logs Table from Edit Component > Styles tab.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Edit Logs Component

Choose between 3 density options for your table rows and control how many rows fit on a single page.

  • Comfortable - Your rows are less dense and easier on the eyes.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Comfortable Density

  • Cozy - Your tables will remain just as they have been so far.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Cozy Density

  • Compact - Your tables will fit more rows in the same space.

Sematext Cloud Logs Guide - Compact Density

You can also override account preference and set the default table density level. Account level density preference will be applied to all of your data tables. See Control density in other tables.