You can use the Administration Console to view the log file for any server in the domain, regardless of whether the server is located on a remote computer for which you might not have login privileges. In addition, the Administration Console's log file viewer provides filtering tools that you can use to limit the set of messages that it displays. For example, you can use the filtering tools to view only the messages that the JDBC subsystem has generated.
The Server Log page displays up to 500 messages in reverse chronological order. The messages at the top of the window are the most recent messages that the server has generated.
The log viewer does not display messages that have been rotated into archive log files. For more information, see Rotate log files.
The page displays the server log file entry, including the probable cause and any action you can take to remedy an error that a message describes.
If you select Custom, specify the Start Time and End Time for selecting messages.
The filter expression is specified as a string in the WLDF Query Language. The query language supports Boolean operators: AND, OR, and NOT, and relational operators. For more information on query syntax, see WLDF Query Language.
The Administration Console constructs a query that returns the log-message data you request. The query searches in the current log file only. If the log file has been rotated, the query does not search through old messages that have been moved to another file.
None of the items on this page affects the messages that are actually stored in the log file; instead, they determine the log file data that the Administration Console displays.
The Administration Console does not save your filter criteria. The next time you access the Server Log page, the Administration Console uses the default criteria to display messages.