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Searchable Attributes for JSON logs

Version: 1.6.16
Release Date: November 27, 2023
Affected Sections: Logs
We are excited to announce the addition of Searchable Attributes for JSON logs! This important milestone will make searching and filtering through your logs much easier and faster, as you can now select specific attributes that you want to add to your search query from within the log side panel.

What's in this release?

This new feature opens a menu with the following options:
  • Filter by - Adds the selected attribute to the search query
  • Remove - Removes the selected attribute to the search query
  • Exclude - Filters out all logs that contain the selected attribute from the search results
  • Replace - Removes all active filters and keeps only the selected attribute as the only filter
  • Copy to clipboard - Copies the selected attribute to your clipboard for any use, including outside the platform.
The ability to search and filter using attributes can also be done directly from the search bar, by using the following syntax: @key:value
While this new capability is only available for JSON logs at this time, we’re already working on expanding the usage to include attributes for traces too. More on this soon…

Dashboard and Alert queries made faster and simpler

Version: 1.6.0
Release Date: November 8, 2023
Affected Sections: Alerts, Dashboards
We are delighted to share that groundcover version 1.6.0 is now available! This latest release marks a substantial improvement in how you can build queries for your logs and traces using groundcover Dashboards and Alerts, providing enhanced capabilities that are faster and simpler to use. With the introduction of a new schema in the logs and traces tables, you can now leverage attributes and tags to construct more efficient queries, saving you time and enhancing your data analysis.

What's in this release?

  • Changes in the schema: The existing columns flatten_(string/float/bool)_keys & flatten_(string/float/bool)_values are being phased out in favor of new Map-type columns: string_tags & float_tags.
  • Introduction of new map-type columns: These new columns string_attributes& float_attributes will store attributes for JSON logs, providing a structured and convenient method for easier and faster queries.
  • The data within the old columns will not transfer to the new schema. The new columns will only contain data from new logs and traces going forward.
  • This update impacts only queries you make on the ClickHouse database (either directly or using our Alerts & Dashboards tabs). At this stage, Logs and Traces tabs in the UI will not be affected by this update.
Example Query:
SELECT * FROM logs WHERE string_attributes['error'] = 'failed to get ads: rpc error: code = DeadlineExceeded desc = context deadline exceeded'

How to access these new capabilities:

We recommend all users to upgrade to the latest version to benefit from these improvements. Our support team is available to assist with any questions or guidance needed during this transition.

More coming up soon

We will shortly introduce an in-platform attribute-based search for JSON logs. This upcoming feature will further enhance your querying capabilities using groundcover. Stay tuned for updates on this front!

Enhanced filters and multiple search terms help you instantly find what you’re looking for

Version: 1.5.27
Release Date: October 18, 2023
Affected Sections: Map, Issues, Traces, API Catalog, Logs, K8s Events, Resource Details
We are excited to announce this update which refines and improves our search and filter functionalities. You can now find what you need even faster than before!

What's in this release?

  • Combine multiple search terms for Logs: You can now perform more advanced searches in the Logs section by using multiple free text search terms. The search functionality will remain the same but you will now be able to combine multiple search terms in your searches. For example, to find logs that contain the search terms 'email' and 'order confirmation', you can now add the keyword email to the search bar, and then add "order confirmation" which will show you the logs that contain ALL specified terms (similar to using an ‘AND’ operator).
  • “Include all filters” by default: All filters will be selected by default when you navigate to any section of the platform that has filters.
  • Easy toggling between Single / All filters view: In a single click, you can now apply only one selected filter, enabling you to instantly single out the one component that matters to you. You can just as easily add/remove filters one by one, or turn all filters back on.
  • Advanced Search Bar Capabilities: We have added the not-equals (exclude) condition directly in the search bar. You can now easily exclude specific conditions by using the "-" prefix. For instance, to exclude debug level logs, simply type ‘-level:debug’.
  • Redesigned Filter Interface: As part of our commitment to offering an intuitive and aesthetic user experience, we are introducing a refreshed design for our filters. This modern and mature design not only elevates the look of our platform but also enhances usability.
  • Platform-wide Implementation: We believe in consistency, which is why our new filter improvements have been rolled out across all pages of the platform that utilize filters. Whether you're checking issues, browsing logs, analyzing traces, or troubleshooting APIs, you'll benefit from our improved filter experience.
We constantly strive to innovate and evolve, always with our users' needs at the forefront. We hope these enhancements further your success and improve your overall experience with our platform. Your feedback and insights have been instrumental in shaping these updates, and we encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts with us. Together, we will ensure that groundcover remains the most transformative observability solution for cloud environments.