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to accumulate in the trace log directory before log cleanup is automatically initiated. A first-in, first-out
methodology is applied when determining which log to permanently delete from the ULS trace log
So far, you’ve seen a few of the settings and characteristics of the ULS trace logs without actually taking
a peek inside a ULS trace log and examining the settings that directly affect the content of the logs
themselves. You know the default settings that dictate where the logs are written, the log naming convention,
the frequency at which a new log is created, and how many logs are allowed to exist at any one time.
Now it’s time to explore the ULS trace log content.
The ULS trace log, at its most basic form, is nothing more than a tab-delimited text file consisting of nine
columns of data. Figure 7-23 shows an example of the ULS trace log content. You can use notepad.exe if
you just want to read smaller logs and don’t need to perform any analysis on them. However, if you
want to work with larger logs and/or do some analysis, use the Excel client feature set designed for this
You may even get the opportunity to try out Excel 12’s support for more than 1 million rows.