Welcome to the world of API management and troubleshooting! In this article, we will delve into the critical process of checking API logs. API logs are like a window into the behind-the-scenes activities of your applications, revealing valuable insights about the interactions, errors, and performance of your APIs.
Accessing API Logs
To get started with API logs, you'll need the necessary permission. This can be configured through:
Module-wise settings > Report & Analytics > API / Integration Logs.
How to check API Logs?
- Log in to your account and navigate to "Report and Analytics."
- Click on “API logs”
- On the right side click on the filter icon under select type and choose “connector”.
- On the API logs page, there will be multiple “API/Vendor” line items. Click on this, the API logs page will open, and under the last 10 days logs will be there.
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Additionally, for more effective troubleshooting, you can pinpoint API errors. Click on the filter icon again and, under "select status," choose "fail." You can further narrow the search by selecting a specific date range, such as "today." This action will display all API errors recorded for the selected timeframe. Click on the eyeball icon for detailed information about each error, including error descriptions and payload data.
In conclusion, mastering the art of API log analysis can be instrumental in maintaining the health and efficiency of your applications. This feature-rich tool provides a comprehensive view of your API interactions, helping you identify issues, optimize performance, and ensure a seamless user experience.