Amazon CloudWatch Logs
User Guide

Viewing Log Data

You can view and scroll through log data on a stream-by-stream basis as sent to CloudWatch Logs by the CloudWatch Logs agent. You can specify the time range for the log data you want to view.

To view log data

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at

  2. If necessary, change the region. From the navigation bar, select the region that meets your needs. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Logs.

  4. In the contents pane, for Log Groups, select the log group for which to view data.

  5. In the Log Groups > Streams for pane, for Log Streams, choose the log stream name to view the log data.

  6. To change how the log data is displayed, do one of the following:

    • To expand all log events, above the list of log entries, choose View options, Expand all.

    • To expand all log events and view them as plain text, above the list of log entries, choose View options, Expand all, Switch to text view.

    • To filter the log events, for Filter events, enter the desired search filter. For more information about how to filter log data, see Searching and Filtering Log Data.

    • To view log data for a specified date and time range, above the list of log data, choose custom, and then choose either Absolute to specify a date and time range or Relative to specify log data for a given number of minutes, hours, days, or weeks.


      You can switch between the Local timezone and UTC time.