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Use this Kiwi Syslog Server registry setting to change the separation character used in dates.

Section (32-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Section (64-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Value (STRING) LogFileDateSeparator
Default value - (dash)
Type Character, or string of characters

Normally the current date is represented in the YYYY-MM-DD format using a dash (-) as the separation character. You can change the separation character to any character you like. For example, some countries use a forward slash (/) as a date separator.

Be aware that changing the date separator may make the log files unreadable by some log file parsers and reporters. Reporting software may be looking for the dash (-) characters and may get confused when they are not present.

This setting applies only to the following formats:

  • Kiwi format ISO yyyy-mm-dd (Tab delimited)
  • Kiwi format ISO UTC yyyy-mm-dd (Tab delimited)

A normal Kiwi ISO log file format message is formatted like this:

2004-05-27 10:58:22 Kernel.Warning kernel: This is a test message

If you change the separator character to forward slash (/), the message would become:

2004/05/27 10:58:22 Kernel.Warning kernel: This is a test message

You can also change the time separator character.

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