45.1.0 • Public • Published

(See also tql-cli command line tool.)

JSONL (newline-separated JSON) logging separated into a files per hour of day with simple query between start and end time with match function.

The idea is to make it more efficient to query logs for a specific time period or type of data/event by breaking up the files in a consistent way.

You may want to use sub-types to break out data to improve efficiency when the sub-type data doesn't always need to be queried immediately. For example, instead of logging all details of an error type you may log a main error type with the core details of errors and a separate error-details type including info such as stack traces.


Log some data

import {log} from 'timequerylog';
log('request', {url:'http://www.reddit.com/'});

Read last record for a type

import {latest} from 'timequerylog';
latest('request').then(row => console.log(row));

Query data with a timestamp after 1/1/1995 GMT

import {query} from 'timequerylog';
query('request', new Date('01-01-1995'), new Date())
.then(rows => console.log(rows));

Set directory for logging, don't repeat rows

import {config} from 'timequerylog';
config({path:process.cwd()+'/datalog', noRepeat: true});

Log using a different time than the present

log('req',{cat:100}, new Date('2015-05-01T23:50:59.392Z'));

Query logs from last 30 minutes matching function

query('req', null, null, d => d.amount > 1000).then(console.log);

Return logs as an object mode stream

const matched = queryOpts({type:'request', start: new Date('2016-10-22 10:00 AM'),
                           end: new Date('2016-10-23')});
matched.on('data', console.log);

Match, map results, convert time to MS since epoch, and return CSV text stream

  let i = 0;
  const csvStream = queryOpts({type:'event', csv: true, timeMS: true,
                               match: r => r.category == 'update',
                               start: new Date('1995-12-25'),
                               map: (r)=>{r.row = i++;return r}});


  let n = await incr('test'); // n = 1
  n = await incr('test'); // n = 2
  let m = await incr('test2',Date.now()) 
  // if m was not previously incremented
  // then m is Date.now()
  // otherwise previous m + 1
  const unixTime = Math.round(Date.now()/1000));
  // actually saves unixTime - 1
  await setIncr('test2', unixTime);
  n = await incr('test2');
  // n == unixTime
  // need to load first with async call
  let load = incr('test3',Date.now());
  // loaded into memory, can now incr in memory
  // and save after immediate return
  let imm = incrNow('test3');
  // if the process is killed suddenly
  // without Node.js events completing, may not save
  // updated value..

getTypes, queryMultiArray, high res time (hrms)

async function testMulti() {
  console.log("Current high-res time:", hrms());
  const types = await getTypes('*');
  const req = await getTypes('r*');
  log('testhr', {n:'tom',hrtime:hrms()});
  log('testhr', {n:'bob',hrtime:hrms()});
  await delay(10);
  const args = { typeGlob: '*', start: new Date('1980-01-01'),
                 end: Date.now() };
  const results = await queryMultiArray(args);


log(type, object, time = current time)

Uses JSON stream to log some data to the file ./[type]_GMT/DATE/HOUR. Returns a promise.


Return a promise with data from the last 30 minutes for type. Searches JSON streamed files starting from directory ./[type]_GMT.

query(type, startDate, endDate, matchFunction)

Returns a promise with data for type between startDate and endDate where matchFunction returns true. Searches JSONL files starting from directory ./[type]_GMT.


Set configuration options. Defaults are: {path: process.cwd(), noRepeat: false}, noRepeat:{[type]:true} makes it ignore rows that are duplicates (besides time).

To delete files older than X days, specify config({path:'datalog'}, deleteOldDays: {event: 100}}) -- deletes old 'event' type files 100 days or older.

queryOpts({type, start, end, match = (d=>true), csv=false,map, timeMS=false})

This query function takes an options object and returns either an objectMode stream or a CSV stream. If end is not specified the current time is used. If start is not specified then end-30 minutes is used. map is an optional function to modify rows. timeMS will return time as MS since epoch.

incr(key, init=0) or incrNow(key, init) (non-promise version)

Increment key and return new value. Stored in file key_INCR. Optionally init at some number. If you awaitincr(key,undefined,true) first to load you can use the immediate (non-async) incrNow to update the value in memory without waiting for the file save to complete storing the new number.

setIncr(key, val)

Set counter for key to val-1 so next call to incr(key) returns val.

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