Event Viewer

The Event viewer tool provides you with a list of all system events – both errors, warnings and information events. The event viewer can be accessed from Settings > System > Event viewer and is basically a list of system events with filtering options (Figure 1.1).

Figure 1.1 A list of system events

Each event is listed with key data – Date, Level, Category, Action, and a Description – and the list can be filtered or searched.

Click any event to view the event details (Figure 1.2).

Figure 1.2 Event details

Event viewer notifications are emails which are sent to key people when a certain system event occurs. The notifications can be configured quite extensively, which makes it possible to set up notifications for key parts of the solution separately, and with varying degrees of urgency.

To access your notifications click Email notifications in the toolbar (Figure 2.1).

Figure 2.1 Adding notifications

This opens the notifications list (Figure 2.2).

Figure 2.2 The notifications list

From the notifications list you can:

  • Click an existing notification to review and/or edit it
  • Click add notification to create a new notification (Figure 2.3).
Figure 2.3 An event viewer notification

To configure the notification:

  • Provide a name
  • Configure the filter section:
    • Select a category (or leave as All)
    • Select the notification levels to include
    • Specify a send interval defined as the minimum delay between notifications
  • Specify recipients:
    • ​Send Email notifies a list of emails
    • Health monitoring service notifies a monitoring service

 

Database

These are the database tables associated with the Event Viewer feature:

GeneralLog

Contains setup data for direct paths.

Field name Data type Length
LogId int 4
LogAction nvarchar 250
LogDescription nvarchar Max
LogUsername nvarchar 250
LogDate datetime 8
LogFilePath nvarchar Max
LogLevel nvarchar 50
UserId int 4
UtcOffset nvarchar 50
Exception nvarchar 250
MachineName nvarchar 250
Category nvarchar 250