Thank your excellent suggestions and we are glad the you find Applogs very useful for troubleshooting. Regarding your suggestions
>>>1. At this moment, applog does not have any sub menu (for any others apps e.g. server, web, network, cloud there is a sub menu), which is inconsistent. For any other applog features (other than search) like, saved searches, log type, log profile, alerts, applog dashboard, I have to click on either admin or somewhere else to find them. It will make more sense to have those options available in sub-menu of applog. That will be consistent with other apps as well as easier for user to find those.
Thanks for the suggestion. Most of the features are available in the Applogs page itself to help users stay on the page. Below are places from where you can access them.
However creating of log types and log profile need Admin > Applogs navigation which can make users lost. The thought process for not having the 2nd level tab is that more columns are visible which we thought was better use of real-estate to see the content. I understand it deviates from the rest of the product, we'll look into how best we can show it without disturbing the main content.
>>>2. Currently there is no way we can store applog data for more than 30 days, even if I am willing to pay for additional retention period. For certain types or log profiles, I would like to extend the retention for more than 30 days.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help you with a longer retention period.
>>>3. I don't see how can I make my default view (in search) as tabular view rather than raw logs. It would be nice to have that option so that user can set their preference. It seems to default to raw log view every time I search.
Currently, we are maintaining the data view settings in a cookie. Hence, the settings will be retained until the cookie is cleared. However, this cookie will be cleared when you log out of your account. We'll store this in db so that it becomes the default view.
>>>4. The log type name allows only small letters and numbers. I find this is very restrictive. Why not allow - or _ and Capital letters? It will make name much more user friendly.
You can provide a custom name as the Display Name for which there are no restrictions.
>>>5. When we create a dashboard from applog search, there is no way to customize any further. Allow some flexibility, if possible.
All saved searches are available as part of custom dashboard which is generic to the product. From the saved search you can add that as a widget to a custom dashboard by clicking on the "Add to dashboard" option from which you can select a dashboard to which you want the widget to be added.
The other way is the create a dashboard or add a an applogs widget to an existing dashboard. Navigate to Home > Dashboards > Create new (or Open an existing dashboard > Edit dashboard) > Select Widget type as Applogs widget > Select your logtype and select a saved search. You can add any no.of widgets from different logtypes or add it with other dashboard widgets here so it very flexible this way.
However, I agree the most intutive way would be to bring that right into Applogs dashboard itself. We'll think of how best we can achieve it.
Thanks once again for the valuable feedback and for your kind words on Applogs, its a great motivation for the team.