Repositories, Views, and Parsers

LogScale's homepage contains an overview of your views and repositories that you'll use for your ingested data, and the parsers you use to structure it. Views allow you to search across multiple repositories, and can filter your results to a specific subset of data. Both views and repositories can have their own sets of users, all with different permissions, dashboards, and saved queries. To view what's in each repository, click on its title.

Available Repositories


When sending logs and metrics to LogScale for ingestion, they must be parsed before they are stored in a repository. This is the case for all but LogScale's structured ingest endpoint, which stores data as-is.

Parsers take text as input, which can be structured (like JSON) or unstructured (syslog/application stdout), and puts extracted values into named fields. The original text is also stored alongside the field values in the repository.

To find a list of all parsers, both built-in and custom-built, click on the Parsers tab at the top of the page.

LogScale includes several built-in parsers for your use. For more information and instructions on how to create custom parsers, visit our documentation here: Parsing Data