If you want to get the most out of your LogScale SaaS license, you can remove data that you're confident you will not need, so it doesn't count towards your license usage. In this example we are filtering the data using the Removing Fields functionality in Parser settings.
Figure 2. Usage Page
This will remove fields with the name kubernetes.image from the incoming events. The usage calculation will then disregard these fields, as you can see in the following example:
|Events Before Fields Removed||Formula for Calculations||Resulting Calculations|
2025-10-17T12:24:51.823Z Food message
and not fields" "host""someHost"
|Event length total - removed field length||
minus the deleted fields:
Total 64 (plus LogScale's timestamp 14 bytes)
Note that if you use the
during parsing to optimize usage, you will also decrease the amount of
data saved to LogScale. However, as we now calculate your usage based on
the volume of data before parsing, this will not affect your license
usage according to the
Unless your order form specifies that your volume is calculated as "raw
(uncompressed) data ingested by the product"
metric), we recommend that you switch to either dropping
events at source or using the
Removing Fields functionality.