How Spotlight treats matched error log entries
Matched entries raise the Error Log - Error Count alarm on the SQL Server | Overview Page | Background Processes panel | Error Log button. More information on the matched entry is available from the SQL Server | Error Log drilldown.
Configure error log entries from the Spotlight Client
Click Configure | Error Log Entries.
Select template or connection to configure
Select the SQL Server connection from the list of available options. Spotlight will show the configuration for that connection. Make changes if required. Optionally use the options at the bottom of the screen to apply the same configuration to other SQL Server connections or save the configuration as a template.
Alternatively, select a template to configure. The templates you have previously saved for Spotlight Error Log Entries configuration are listed. On selecting the template you can view / modify / reapply the template configuration. You can delete or rename the template. For more information, see Configuration templates.
Override or use the factory settings
Override the factory settings
- Select the Override the factory settings option to modify the settings for the selected template or connection.
- Select Enable error log scanning to request Spotlight scan the SQL Server error log for matching entries.
- Edit the list of log entry text strings as appropriate.
Use factory settings
Clear the Override the factory settings option to return the settings for the selected template or connection to the Factory Settings. These are the settings that were shipped with Spotlight.
The default setting is to not scan the SQL Server error log for matching entries.
Edit the list of log entry text strings as appropriate
Click Add to add to the list. Each text string can be enabled or disabled as appropriate. Spotlight only matches enabled text strings.
Add a new text string for Spotlight to scan each log entry for.
Do not use the | character as part of the text string as Spotlight uses this character to mark the end of the string.
Modify the selected text string.
Remove the selected text string.
Copy the selected text string to a new entry.
Enable all text strings.
Disable all text strings.
Reuse this configuration
Apply configuration to…
Optionally, apply this configuration to other connections.
Save to Template
Optionally, save this configuration to a template. Where a template has been selected to configure you will also see options to Delete or Rename the template. For more information on Templates, see Configuration templates.
Close the dialog
Save the Error Log Entries configuration for the selected connection or template.
Discard changes to this screen.