Searching Logs in Dandelion

Search syntax: field:"query"

Available fields: title, body, log (both title and body), date, category

Escaped characters

  • backslash \
  • double quote "
  • exclamation mark ! (if used at beginning of query and not for negation, e.g. title:"\!query")


Operator Field Description
! all Negates query
< date Date created before query
<= date Date created before or on query
> date Date created after query
>= date Date created after or on query

Special Syntax

  • Note: Searches are case insensative
  • Date range: date:"2015-01-01 to 2015-01-30" returns logs with date in the range. This also takes the negation operator returning then the logs whose date is not in the range.
  • Date keywords: The date fields takes the words today, yesterday, and last week as queries. They will be translated into the appropriate date relative to when the query was performed.


  • Log contains “server room”: log:"server room" or server room
    • When using just the log field, the field name and quotes may be omitted
  • Title contains “windows”: title:"windows"
  • Title does not contain “windows”: title:"!windows"
  • Title with escaped exclamation mark: title:"\!windows" (searches for the text “!windows”)
  • Title with exclamation mark: title:"Windows!" (searches for the text “windows!”, notice no escaping is necassary since it’s not the first character)
  • Title with double quote: title:"Turtles \"are\" awesome"
  • Body contains “text”: body:"text"
  • Category begins with “Logs:Server 1”: category:"Logs:Server 1"
  • Title contains “windows” in category “Server Room 1”: title:"windows" category:"Server Room 1"


  • Log created on 02/18/2015: date:"2015-02-18"
  • Logs created after 02/18/2015: date:">2015-02-18"
  • Logs created between 01/01/2015 and 01/30/2015: date:"2015-01-01 to 2015-01-30"
  • Logs not created between 01/01/2015 and 01/30/2015: date:"!2015-01-01 to 2015-01-30"
  • Logs created yesterday: date:"yesterday"

And of course they can be used together:

  • title:"windows" date:"2015-02-18"