Logs Explorer overview

Cloud Logging is introducing a new version of its interface for analyzing logs data, the Logs Explorer. It is more responsive and introduces new features for letting you quickly and efficiently retrieve, view, and analyze logs from your queries.

While the Logs Explorer is being enhanced, the Legacy Logs Viewer will continue to be maintained. You can switch back and forth between the Legacy Logs Viewer and the Logs Explorer when analyzing logs.

Logs Explorer: Existing and upcoming features

The Logs Explorer is not yet feature complete. New features will continue to be added. See the following table for the current and planned features for the Logs Explorer:

Feature Logs Explorer
Use shared queries (New) Yes
Use recent queries (New) Yes
Use suggested queries (New) Yes
View logs histograms (New) Yes
Query logs using regular expressions (New) Yes
View logs-based metrics using the Logs Dashboard (New) Yes
Analyze logs and refine queries with Logs field panel (New) Yes
Stream logs Yes
Create sinks in the Logs Explorer and the Logs Router pages Yes
Download logs Yes
Pin log entry Yes
Show log entry in resource context Yes
Copy link to log entry Yes
Expand nested fields Yes
Time range selector Yes
Show matching entries Yes
Add field to summary line Yes
Change the time zone logs are displayed in Yes
View organization and folder level logs Yes
Copy log entry to clipboard Yes
Use Jump to now to refine queries based on time Yes
Use saved queries Yes
Show newest logs either first or last Yes

For an overview of the Logs Explorer, go to Using the Logs Explorer.

For an overview of the Legacy Logs Viewer, go to Using the Legacy Logs Viewer.