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:
|Create sinks in the Logs Explorer and the Logs Router pages||Yes|
|Pin log entry||Yes|
|Show log entry in resource context||Yes|
|Copy link to log entry||Yes|
|Use recent queries (New)||Yes|
|Use suggested queries (New)||Yes|
|View logs-based metrics using the Logs Dashboard (New)||Yes|
|Analyze logs and refine queries with Logs field panel (New)||Yes|
|View logs histograms (New)||Yes|
|Query logs using regular expressions (New)||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|
|Use shared queries||In progress|
|Stream logs||In progress|
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.