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Set Messages Tab Preferences

Change message display preferences

You can change how messages are displayed on the Messages tab.

To set Messages tab preferences, do the following:

  1. In the Messages tab, click the Settings gear icon in the upper right.
  2. Click Display Message Preferences.
    The Message Display Preferences popup appears.
  3. Set any of the following:
    • Show Metadata Fields. When selected, metadata field names are displayed below each log message.
    • Wrap Message Text. When selected, messages are wrapped to fit the browser window. If deselected you'll need to scroll to the right to read the full text of a message,
    • Dictionary Term Highlighting. When selected, the terms "error" and "exception" are displayed in red text.
    • Recent Messages First / Oldest Messages First. By default, Recent Messages First is selected, but if you'd prefer to view oldest log messages at the top of the Messages pane, select Oldest Messages First.
    • Change Page Size. The default is to show 25 log lines in the Messages tab. To change this number, select 15 or 50 log lines.

    Click Save to save your changes.

  1. If you'd like the changes you've made to apply to all new log search tabs, click the Settings gear icon in the upper right corner of the Messages tab, and then select Save as Default View.

Export message fields

  • Export (Display Fields)/Export (All Fields). To learn how to use the Export Results option, see Export Search Results.