Reference Information for Sources
These topics contain reference information for Sources for installed and hosted Collectors.
In this section, we'll introduce the following concepts:
📄️ Collecting Multiline Logs
Sumo Logic Sources can be configured to detect log boundaries automatically or with a regular expression.
📄️ Metadata Naming Conventions
Prior to installing Collectors, establish a naming convention for your Sumo Logic deployment's Sources, Collectors, and metadata tags.
📄️ Source Log Encoding
The type of log encoding supported by Sumo Logic depends on the Source you are using.
📄️ Timestamps, Time Zones, Time Ranges, and Date Formats
Learn how Sumo Logic manages timestamps, time zones, time ranges, and dates, and the configuration options that are available.
📄️ Using Wildcards in Paths
Rather than entering each file by name, using wildcards in the Source path allows you to collect all files of a certain type.