The users can navigate to the Log Explorer by clicking on the Logs tab on the left menu bar of the main dashboard.
The Log Explorer indexes and houses logs for all the Lambda Functions of the associated AWS account. It is equipped with a full-text log search feature that allows developers to find relevant logs in seconds. It also displays JSON logs in a readable format to help developers debug their Lambda logs quickly and effectively.
Log Explorer Walkthrough
The Log Explorer displays a list of all the retrieved logs. Each logline is linked to its respective invocation and displays some basic information about it, such as:
- Execution ID
The users can click on any log to analyse it in more detail. Doing so will open a window displaying some additional information about the selected log. Users are also given an option to view the selected log on CloudWatch.
Searching and Filtering
The Log Explorer provides four ways to search and filter logs:
- Full-text log search
- Select functions
- Error type
- Date and time range
The users can quickly find logs across multiple functions using the Search bar located at the top right corner of the log list.
Users can use the Select functions dropdown menu to look for logs from a particular Lambda Function.
Users can also find logs based on Error type dropdown menu. They can choose from various error types such as Crash, Timeout, Code error, Early exit.
Users can further narrow down the results by date and time range using the time scale menu located at the top left corner.
Users can use any of these search and filter options, either one at a time or they can also mix-and-match the options to find the right set of log(s).