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You may already know that the NetWeaver Administrator Log Viewer offers quite some possibilities to filter the log files to your needs. But did you also know that you can save your filter to use it anytime with just a few clicks? This is especially from interest if you have to look for a certain kind of log entry regularly.    Let me guide you through a few simple steps to explain you how it works. In this example I want to look for exceptions created by Portal applications. Here is what you have to do to create a “Portal App Exceptions” view.  h3. Starting the NetWeaver Administrator Log Viewer     h3. Create a new View from your Filter settings   I mentioned above that I want to go for a view which shows me exceptions from Portal applications. So I have to define the filter according to my needs. Here is how I configured the filter:   image   First of all I select “Default Trace” from “Predefined View” because this is the place where the exceptions I am looking for will show up. After opening the Default Trace I click on “Open Filter” to show me the filtering options.   image   To filter all exceptions by Portal applications I apply the following filters:    The first filter I set is for “application”. I make sure that this field contains “irj” which is the abbreviation for “iView Runtime for Java” also known as SAP Enterprise Portal. With that filter I make sure that I only get log entries concerning the Portal.    The next filter is to make sure that I only see exceptions. So I chose “message” and here I make sure it contains the term “Exception ID”.    That’s it. By clicking on “Apply Filters” I activate these filters. Now I should only see log entries with application “irj” and messages containing “Exception ID”.   image   Fine! This is exactly what I wanted. Now I’m going to save this filter to be able to use it anytime later whenever I need to see exceptions from Portal applications.   image   To do so, I click on “Save View As …”   image   Now I give the view a name which makes it clear what it is good for. Done!    That’s it! That’s all you have to do to create your own custom view. Of course you can also customize the look of the Log Viewer by customizing the columns of it. And of course you can apply even more filters. So you can customize this view until it fits your needs and save it for later usage.  h3. Using your custom View   Using the view is very easy. All you have to do is to select “Custom View” and then chose the View you have saved before. That’s all. All the filters and customizing gets applied to the Log Viewer and you are ready to go.    image
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