Last updated: 2021-04-26 14:45:46

    The SQL statistics feature of CLS can analyze the collected logs and display the analysis results using different types of charts, such as line chart, bar chart, and pie chart. You can choose any type as needed.

    Analysis Syntax


    To use the log analysis feature, you must configure the key-value index of statistical fields and enable statistics.

    An analysis statement is composed of search criterion and SQL statement, which are separated by a vertical bar (|).

    [Search criterion] | [SQL statement]


    Calculate the page views (PV) without a search criterion.
    * | select count(*) as pv
    Calculate the PV with status code 404 as the search criterion.
    status:404 | select count(*) as pv
    • Currently, SQL statements support the SELECT, AS, GROUP BY, ORDER BY, LIMIT, and WHERE syntax. For more information, see SQL syntax.
    • You don’t need to set the FROM clause for SQL statements. Data from the current log topic is analyzed by default.
    • You don’t need to add a semicolon at the end of an SQL statement to indicate the end.
    • SQL statements are case-insensitive.


    1. Log in to the CLS console.
    2. Select Search and Analysis on the left sidebar to go to the search and analysis page.
    3. Select the logset and log topic you want to search.
      Set the time range. You can choose last 1 hour, last 4 hours, last 1 day, or last 3 days, or custom a time range.
    4. Enter an analysis statement and click Search and Analysis to obtain the analysis result.
      For more information about analysis statements, see SQL syntax and SQL functions.

    Supported SQL Syntax and Functions

    CLS supports the following SQL syntax and functions. You can click them to view details.

    SQL syntax

    Syntax Description
    SELECT Selects data from tables.
    AS Specifies an alias for a column (KEY).
    GROUP BY Combines aggregate functions to group results based on one column (KEY) or more.
    ORDER BY Sorts results according to the specified KEY.
    LIMIT Limits the amount of data returned by the SELECT statement.
    WHERE Extracts the logs that meet the specified criteria.

    SQL functions

    • Aggregate Function
      Support avg, count, max, min, and sum functions.
    • Mathematical Function
      Support abs, sqrt, power, round, floor, log, and log10 functions.
    • Datetime Function
      Support cast and histogram functions.
    • Operator
      Support mathematics operators (+, -, *, /, %), comparison operators (=, number comparison, in, like, etc.), and logic operators (and, or, nor).

    SQL Limits

    Metric Limit Remarks
    Maximum length of a single statistical field (Value) The maximum length of a single statistical field (Value) is 32 KB. Any statement exceeding this limit will be truncated. -
    Number of non-cluster analysis results (excluding GROUP BY clauses) Each analysis returns up to 1,000 results. Default: 100; Maximum: 1,000
    Number of cluster analysis results (including GROUP BY clauses) Each analysis returns up to 100 results. Default: 100; Maximum: 2,000
    ORDER BY clause limit The ORDER BY operation is not supported for fields that have been calculated using one of the functions round, sqrt, abs, power, and floor, or the four arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. -