Log Parser is a tool that has been around for quite some time (almost six years, in fact). I can’t really do any better than the description on the official download page, so here it is: “Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory”.
Log Parser is a command line (yes, command line!) tool that uses a SQL dialect to extract information from data sources. In particular, I have found it to be invaluable for extracting information from the web server logs of the sites that I manage and develop.
First, about that SQL syntax Log Parser uses to query the data sources… many developers seem to have a…
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