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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:


Timestamps, Time Zones, Time Ranges, and Date Formats

Manage timestamps, time zones, time and date ranges, and more.


Using Wildcards in Paths

Use wildcards in the Source path to collect all files of a certain type.


Collecting Multiline Logs

Detect log boundaries automatically or with a regular expression.


Metadata Naming Conventions

Establish naming conventions for your deployment's sources, collectors, and metadata.


Source Log Encoding

The log encoding supported by Sumo Logic depends on the Source that you use.

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