|Documentation||Log Parser 2.2 Documentation|
|Updated on||April 8, 2010|
Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®. You tell Log Parser what information you need and how you want it processed. The results of your query can be custom-formatted in text based output, or they can be persisted to more specialty targets like SQL, SYSLOG, or a chart. Ask your Log Parser questions in our forums here: http://forums.iis.net/default.aspx?GroupID=51
In this version, you can parse the following files very easily from the Log Parser tool: IISW3C, NCSA, IIS, IISODBC, BIN, IISMSID, HTTPERR, URLSCAN, CSV, TSV, W3C, XML, EVT, ETW, NETMON, REG, ADS, TEXTLINE, TEXTWORD, FS and COM.
Log Parser provides a generic SQL-like language on top of many types of data like IIS Logs, Event Viewer entries, XML files, CSV files, File System and others; and it allows you to export the result of the queries to many output formats such as CSV (Comma-Separated Values, etc), XML, SQL Server, Charts and others; and it works well with IIS 5, 6, 7 and 7.5. Some example queries can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/carlosag/archive/2010/03/25/analyze-your-iis-log-files-favorite-log-parser-queries.aspx