View Settings

The View Settings page enables you to configure key settings for your view. The page is divided into a number of sections:

Basic Information

This panel is used to set the name of the view, the default query to use when opening the view, and whether to start a search using that query when the view is opened.


This panel of the view settings is used to add users, to give them access to the view.

Danger Zone

The Danger Zone is where you would change the name of a view, which can cause problems elsewhere. It's also where you would delete a view.


Packages are a way to bundle LogScale components like parsers, queries, dashboards, and alerts. The Packages area allows you to install packages, verify the packages which are installed and create a custom package. This is covered in detail on the Packages documentation page.

Note that the exact list of available options in this view will depend on the user permissions and view.

Basic Information

Basic Information Panel

Figure 29. Basic Information Panel

The Settings tab, specifically the General section where you may enter some Basic Information on the view. This description, along with the name of the view, will appear on the Repositories tab when you first log into the LogScale Interface.

When you select a repository, you're taken directly to the Search tab. If the box for Automatic Search isn't checked, no search will be run automatically. By checking the box, the default search will be run — which initially will be to show all events for the repository. If there's a search you want to start by default, you can save it in the Search tab (see Searching Data page). Then you can choose it here from the list under Default Query, as you can see we've done in Figure 30, “User Settings Panel”.


View access can be configured on a per-user basis by adding a user and setting their role for each repo.

To add a user to this view, click on the Permissions xref under Access Control. You can add users and then you will be prompted to set their role.

User Settings Panel

Figure 30. User Settings Panel

For more information on user management, see Configuring Security.

Danger Zone

Views Danger Zone Panel

Figure 31. Views Danger Zone Panel

The Danger Zone provides access to two areas of the repository settings which have the potential to modify or alter data:

  • View Name — enables you to change the name. Note that this will change the URL and API calls associated with the view, and may also affect the queries and automated actions associated with the view.

  • Destroy this view — entirely deletes the repository and all of the data associated with it.