Counter Log File Formats

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Description

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Binary File

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Binary CircuísrFils

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The following table describes the log file formats that you can use to set file parameters for a counter log.

Log file format Description

When to use

Text File (Comma delimited)

Text File (Tab delimited)

Binary File

Binary Circular File

SQL Database

Defines a comma-delimited log file, with a .csv extension.

Defines a tab-delimited log file, with a .tsv extension.

Defines a sequential, binary-format log file, with a .blg extension.

Only binary file formats can accommodate instances that are not persistent throughout the duration of the log.

Defines a circular, binary-format log file, with a .blg extension.

Defines the name of an existing SQL database and log set within the database where the performance data will be read or written.

Use this format, for example, to export the log data into a spreadsheet program.

Use this format, for example, to export the log data into a spreadsheet program.

Use this file format to record data instances that are intermittent— that is, stopping and resuming after the log begins to run.

Use the tracerpt command line tool to convert binary files into a comma-delimited log file.

Use this file format to record data continuously to the same log file, overwriting previous records with new data when the file reaches its maximum size.

Use the tracerpt command line tool to convert binary files into a comma-delimited log file.

Use this file format to collect performance data at an enterprise level rather than on a percomputer basis.

Use the text file format or the binary file format if you must export the data to a spreadsheet program later. The binary file format is more compact than the text file format, but you must convert it to the text file format before you export it to a spreadsheet. Use the tracerpt command line tool to convert binary files into a comma-delimited log file. For example, type tracerpt togfite.btg -o togfite.csv

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