Scan the logs with keywords using GetLogs Action

Updated by Van Glass on

This custom trigger action performs a log scan using keyword(s) passed as argument(s), the logs found will be written to a separate file.


Source code and build instructions


How to scan a log on keywords using GetLogs action 

 Let me now show you how to implement that.


1. Create a Trigger to find logs using Keywords

Login into admin console of JSCAPE MFT Server > Triggers and Click Add to create a Trigger

Give the trigger a Name and then select the Current Time event type from the drop-down list. 




Click Next to Step 2 where a condition can be set to execute the trigger.

Below screen shows a condition that the trigger should execute at 22 Hours 30 minute . Set the condition as Hour =22 AND Minute 30 ( Directory Scan will be performed every day at 22 hours 30 minutes )

Once the condition is set Click Next to proceed




The step 3 asks to add an action, Add the action "Get Logs" from drop down list. If the action not found read the build instructions (Source code and build instructions) .

Click OK to proceed



The Parameters for the action "Get Logs" are;

  • File 
  • Exceptions


As the name indicates, File is the path where the logs which are scanned will be written to a different file and Exceptions indicate the keywords separated by comma.

For example as below;




Click OK to save the settings



 That's it. Now you know how to create a trigger to scan the logs based on keyword(s)


Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Triggers, Actions