Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide

How the Log Viewer Works

The Communications Suite Log Viewer provides a graphical display for viewing the installer log messages in the Sun_Java_Communications_Suite_Install_log.timestamp file or the Sun_Java_Communications_Suite_UnInstall_log.timestamp file. There are three ways to filter messages so that the messages displayed are of sufficient importance or interest: by log level, by module ID, and by content.

Some typical filtering examples:

The following table summarizes the basic functionality of the Log Viewer.

Table 10–2 Log Viewer Functions




Selects a log file for filter and display.  


Saves the filtered and translated messages into a file designated by the File>Save As option. 

Save As 

Chooses a separate file into which to write filtered and translated messages.  

Note: This file cannot exist in the directory used by the installer to store source logs. 


Prints the filtered and translated file. 


Closes any open output file, closes the input file, and closes the Log Viewer page. 

Filter for Log Level  

Chooses a log level for filtering.  

Filter for Module ID 

Chooses none or one of the module IDs in the file you opened. The list is populated when you have chosen a log file for filtering. 

Filter for Content 

Selects messages that contain a user-defined string.  

Choose Language 

Chooses a translation language. Default is English. This list is populated from the translation resource bundles stored by the installer. 

With this functionality, the Log Viewer can provide filtered information to help with your troubleshooting scenario. The messages that meet your filter criteria are displayed in a single log table. A row in the log table can then be selected for detailed display which allows a message to be displayed in a multiple line format.