Log Search Guide (Legacy)

Last updated: 2021-03-26 14:33:43


    SCF was fully connected to CLS on January 29, 2021, invocation logs of newly created functions have been delivered to CLS by default since then, and logs can be output in real time. If your function was created before January 29, 2021, but you need to search for logs, please do so as instructed in this document.

    With the advanced search feature of SCF, you can search for logs by using query syntax to combine keywords.

    Search Syntax

    The following query statements are supported:

    Syntax Semantics
    key:value Key-value search format. Here, value supports fuzzy match by using ? or *. If key or value contains certain characters such as spaces or colons, they must be enclosed in quotation marks. For the list of currently supported keys, please see Preset Keys.
    AND Logical AND operator, such as SCF_RequestId:85a82ecf-xxx AND SCF_Duration:1.
    OR Logical OR operator, such as SCF_RequestId:85a82ecf-xxx OR SCF_Duration:1.
    NOT Logical NOT operator, such as SCF_RequestId:85a82ecf-xxx NOT SCF_Duration:1.
    TO Logical TO operator, such as SCF_Duration:[0.1 TO 1.0].
    'a' The character a will be considered as a regular character and will not be processed as a syntax keyword.
    "A" All characters in A will be considered as regular ones and will not be processed as syntax keywords.
    \ Escape character. An escaped character represents the literal meaning of the character, such as url:\/images\/favicon.ico".
    * Wildcard, which can match zero, one, or multiple characters, such as host:www.test*.com.
    ? Wildcard, which can match one single character, such as host:www.te?t.com.
    :> Range operator, which means greater than a certain value for numeric fields, such as SCF_Duration:>1.
    :>= Range operator, which means greater than or equal to a certain value for numeric fields, such as SCF_Duration:>=1.
    :< Range operator, which means less than a certain value for numeric fields, such as SCF_Duration:<1.
    :<= Range operator, which means less than or equal to a certain value for numeric fields, such as SCF_Duration:<=1.
    : Colon, which indicates the manipulated key field, i.e., key-value search, such as SCF_RequestId:85a82ecf-xxx or SCF_Duration:1.


    • The syntactic operators are case sensitive. For example, AND and OR represent logical search operators, while and and or are regarded as common words.
    • When multiple search statements are connected with spaces, they are regarded as in the "OR" logic; for example, warning error indicates to return results containing the warning keyword or error keyword.
    • All the characters in the syntax are reserved characters. If a search keyword contains these syntactically reserved characters, they need to be escaped.
    • For key-value search (in the format of key:value), the key name (key) must be in the list of supported keys.

    Preset Keys

    Key Type Description Query Sample
    SCF_RequestId text Request ID SCF_RequestId:123
    SCF_Duration double Execution duration (in ms) SCF_Duration:>20


    • Query logs that contain the keyword error or fail:

      error OR fail
    • Query logs that contain the keyword error in a specified request:

      SCF_RequestId:123 AND error
    • Query logs that run more than 20 ms and contain the keyword error:

      SCF_Duration:>20 AND error


    To deduplicate request logs, you can search for "Report RequestId". For example, if you want to query which requests run more than 20 ms, you can use the following statement:

    "Report RequestId" AND SCF_Duration:>20


    1. Why is "The search syntax is invalid" displayed?

    Please note that the search cannot begin with * or ?.

    2. There are matched keywords in a log, but why is it not returned in the search?

    • Check whether the letter case is correct.
    • Check whether there are spaces between the search and syntax keywords. For example, SCF_Duration:>20 is correct, while SCF_Duration : > 20 is incorrect.

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