4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2019 5:12 AM by Andy Harper

    Can Log file monitoring alerts use wild cards in the filename?

    Andy Harper Apprentice

      I have a need to monitor a logfile for a particular event and alert when detected, it would also be preferable to take action i.e. restart service and notify third party via email,  hence perusing monitoring and alerting with IEM.

      I can use a regular expression to identify the event and this works for a static filename however the log file I want to test is a rolling log and gets a date appended to its name. i.e. "C:\Program Files (x86)\log file path with spaces\logfile.log2019-02-06.txt"


      Is it possible to use a partial file name with a wild card (or substitute characters as it's fixed length), bearing in mind there are also spaces in the pathname so would need to be enclosed in quotes?