Query Log All Filter
Query Log All Filter
The Query Log All (QLA) filter logs query content. Logs are written to a file in CSV format. Log elements are configurable and include the time submitted and the SQL statement text, among others.
A minimal configuration is below.
[MyLogFilter] type=filter module=qlafilter filebase=/tmp/SqlQueryLog [MyService] type=service router=readconnroute servers=server1 user=myuser password=mypasswd filters=MyLogFilter
qlafilter logs can be rotated by executing the
maxctrl rotate logs
command. This will cause the log files to be reopened when the next message is
written to the file. This applies to both unified and session type logging.
The QLA filter has one mandatory parameter,
filebase, and a number of optional
parameters. These were introduced in the 1.0 release of MariaDB MaxScale.
The basename of the output file created for each session. A session index is added to the filename for each written session file. For unified log files, .unified is appended. This is a mandatory parameter.
These regular expression settings limit which queries are logged.
match=select.*from.*customer.*where exclude=^insert options=case,extended
These optional parameters limit logging on a session level. If
defined, only the sessions with a matching client username are logged. If
source is defined, only sessions with a matching client source address are
The type of log file to use. The default value is session.
|session||Write to session-specific files|
|unified||Use one file for all sessions|
|stdout||Same as unified, but to stdout|
The log types can be combined, e.g. setting
will write both session-specific files, and all sessions to stdout.
Type of data to log in the log files. The parameter value is a comma separated list of the following elements. By default the date, user and query options are enabled.
|session||Unique session id (ignored for session files)|
|user||User and hostname of client|
|reply_time||Duration from client query to first server reply|
|total_reply_time||Duration from client query to last server reply (v6.2)|
|default_db||The default (current) database|
|num_rows||Number of rows in the result set (v6.2)|
|reply_size||Number of bytes received from the server (v6.2)|
|transaction||BEGIN, COMMIT and ROLLBACK (v6.2)|
|transaction_time||The duration of a transaction (v6.2)|
|num_warnings||Number of warnings in the server reply (v6.2)|
|error_msg||Error message from the server (if any) (v6.2)|
log_data=date, user, query, total_reply_time
The durations reply_time and total_reply_time are by default in milliseconds, but can be specified to be in microseconds using duration_unit.
The log entry is written when the last reply from the server is received. Prior to version 6.2 the entry was written when the query was received from the client, or if reply_time was specified, on first reply from the server.
NOTE The error_msg is the raw message from the server. Even if use_canonical_form is set the error message may contain user defined constants. For example:
MariaDB [test]> select secret from T where x password="clear text pwd"; ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'password="clear text pwd"' at line 1
The unit for logging a duration. The unit can be
ms for milliseconds and
us for microseconds are also valid.
The default is
This option is available as of MaxScale version 6.2.
When this option is true the canonical form of the query is logged. In the canonical form all user defined constants are replaced with question marks. The default is false, i.e. log the sql as is. This option is available as of MaxScale version 6.2.
Flush log files after every write. The default is false.
Append new entries to log files instead of overwriting them. The default is true. NOTE: the default was changed from false to true, as of the following versions: 2.4.18, 2.5.16 and 6.2.
Default value is "," (a comma). Defines the separator string between elements of a log entry. The value should be enclosed in quotes.
separator=" | "
Default value is " " (one space). SQL-queries may include line breaks, which, if printed directly to the log, may break automatic parsing. This parameter defines what should be written in the place of a newline sequence (\r, \n or \r\n). If this is set as the empty string, then newlines are not replaced and printed as is to the output. The value should be enclosed in quotes.
newline_replacement=" NL "
Example 1 - Query without primary key
Imagine you have observed an issue with a particular table and you want to determine if there are queries that are accessing that table but not using the primary key of the table. Let's assume the table name is PRODUCTS and the primary key is called PRODUCT_ID. Add a filter with the following definition:
[ProductsSelectLogger] type=filter module=qlafilter match=SELECT.*from.*PRODUCTS .* exclude=WHERE.*PRODUCT_ID.* filebase=/var/logs/qla/SelectProducts [Product-Service] type=service router=readconnroute servers=server1 user=myuser password=mypasswd filters=ProductsSelectLogger
The result of using this filter with the service used by the application would
be a log file of all select queries querying PRODUCTS without using the
PRODUCT_ID primary key in the predicates of the query. Executing
SELECT * FROM
PRODUCTS would log the following into
07:12:56.324 7/01/2016, SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS