Logging Actionedit

Use the logging action to log text to the standard Elasticsearch logs. See Logging Action Attributes for the supported attributes.

This action is primarily used during development and for debugging purposes.

Configuring Logging Actionsedit

You configure logging actions in the actions array. Action-specific attributes are specified using the logging keyword.

The following snippet shows a simple logging action definition:

"actions" : {
  "log" : { 
    "transform" : { ... }, 
    "logging" : {
      "text" : "executed at {{ctx.execution_time}}" 
    }
  }
}

The id of the action.

An optional transform to transform the payload before executing the logging action.

The text to be logged.

Logging Action Attributesedit

NameRequiredDefaultDescription

text

yes

-

The text that should be logged. Can be static text or include Mustache templates.

category

no

xpack.watcher.actions.logging

The category under which the text will be logged.

level

no

info

The logging level. Valid values are: error, warn, info, debug and trace.