How to Use the Search Page
On the Search page, you can enter simple or complex queries to search your entire Sumo Logic data repository. You can save and select searches from your Library. After running a search, your results are displayed in either the Messages tab (for raw message data) or the Aggregates tab (for grouped results). See how to navigate through search results.
You can run a saved search, pause, or stop searches, or schedule a search to run periodically and notify you of the results.
|A||Basic or Advanced mode search text box. Advanced mode searches are limited to a maximum of 15,000 characters in length.|
Click the clock icon to see recent searches. Previously run searches are saved automatically for your reference. Instead of recreating your search, you can select it from the dropdown.
As you make changes, a message displays if you have not pressed enter to execute the query:
|B||Time range of the search.|
|C||Start the search.|
|D||Click the gear icon to open the Search Config menu that has the options to use the receipt time and Auto Parse Mode.|
|E||Share a link for the currently running search.|
|F||Save or schedule a search.|
|G||Click the three-dot icon to open a menu with the following options:|
|H||Histogram of the messages.|
|I||Search Details such as session, status, elapsed time, results, raw count, search expression, and load. When searching an Infrequent Partition the estimated and actual amount of data scanned is displayed.|
|J||Search results as messages.|
|K||Aggregate search results.|
|L||Download and export search results (up to 100,000 records) as a CSV file.|
|M||Chart) options for search results.|
|N||Click the gear icon to open a menu with the options to edit Display Message Preferences, Save as Default View, and Edit Settings JSON.|
|O||Add to Dashboard allows you to create a panel on a Dashboard from your search. If a Dashboard exists for the Search, you will have another option to Update Dashboard to update it based on changes made here.|
|P||Expands the results table and hides the histogram and search text area.|
|Q||Hides the histogram.|
Query colors explained
In your search query, you'll see that we have separated out important terms in a search for you by color to help you identify them quickly.
| Color | Purpose | |:--|:--| | Blue | Boolean operators (and, or, not) | | Red | Quoted string | | Purple | Sumo first operators (parse, nodrop, etc.) and secondary operators (row, column) | | Green | Specific numeric values |
In this section, we'll introduce the following concepts:
Add a Saved Search to Favorites
You can mark a saved search as a favorite so it appears in your Library.
Change the Time Range in the Histogram
Learn how to filter results based on a histogram time range.
Explore specific fields of interest in a search by displaying or hiding selected fields without having to parse them.
Modify a Search from the results table
Modify past searches by selecting text displayed in the Messages tab.
Navigate Messages in Search Results
When you run a search query, messages display in the Message, Aggregates, and Summarize tabs.
When your search results are returned, your search terms are highlighted in the Messages tab.
Search Load Indicator
Learn how to reduce system load by making your queries more specific.
Learn about the new search modes of our Log Search page.
Set Messages Tab Preferences
The Preferences menu allows you to customize how messages are displayed.
Wildcards in Full Text Searches
You can use wildcards in full text searches.
Use our Root Cause Explorer to investigate usage and issues.