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The following functions are available while creating different types of data collectors.

  • Specify a rollover pattern for collecting rolling logs.
    For more information, navigate to the data collector type that you want to create.
  • Read data from subdirectories of a parent directory.
    The way of specifying inputs for collecting data from subdirectories might differ depending on the data collector type that you select.
  • Create a host containing details about the target and the collection host, and reuse this information while creating a data collector.
    For more information about creating hosts, see Managing hosts.
  • Create a credential containing credential details for connecting with the server where the data is located, and then reuse this credential each time while creating a data collector (available for Windows events collection).
    For more information about creating credentials, see Managing credentials.
  • Specify group access permissions so that particular user groups can access and search the data coming from particular data sources.
  • Add tags that can later be used for effectively searching the data from particular data sources.
  • Assign a data pattern relevant to the data that you want to collect. You can use the Auto-Detect feature to automatically detect matching patterns and preview sample records.

    For more information, see Assigning the data pattern and date format.