In addition to API operations provided by Log Service, you can use Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and standard SQL-92 to query and analyze logs.


The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account or a RAM user has been obtained to access JDBC. RAM users have been created by using the Alibaba Cloud account of the project owner and have the permission to read data from the project.
Note MySQL does not support pagination for queries connected by using JDBC.

Connection parameters

Parameter Example Description
host The service endpoint. Currently, you can access Log Service through internal networks from the classic network or from Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
port 10005 The port number. Default value: 10005.
user bq2sjzesjmo86kq The AccesskeyId.
password 4fdO1fTDDuZP The AccessKeySecret.
database sample-project The project under your account.
table sample-logstore The Logstore under the project.
For example, use a MySQL command to connect to Log Service as follows:
mysql -ubq2sjzesjmo86kq -p4fdO1fTDDuZP -P10005
use sample-project; // Use a project.


Note A WHERE clause must contain __date__ or __time__ to limit the time range of a query. The data type of __date__ is timestamp, and the data type of __time__ is bigint.
  • __date__ > '2017-08-07 00:00:00' and __date__ < '2017-08-08 00:00:00'
  • __time__ > 1502691923 and __time__ < 1502692923
A WHERE clause must contain at least one of the preceding conditions.
  • Filter syntax
    The following table describes the filter syntax in a WHERE clause.
    Semantics Example Description
    String search key = "value" Queries data after word-breaking.
    String fuzzy search key = "valu*" Queries data in fuzzy match mode after word segmentation.
    Value comparison num_field > 1 Supported comparison operators include >, >=, =, <, and <=.
    Logical operations and or not Example: a = "x" and b ="y" or a = "x" and not b ="y".
    Full-text search __line__ ="abc" Requires the special key (__line__).
  • Computation syntax

    For more information about supported computation operators, see the syntax description in Real-time analysis.

  • SQL-92 syntax

    SQL-92 syntax is a combination of filter syntax and computation syntax.

    The following query is used as an example:
    status>200 |select avg(latency),max(latency) ,count(1) as c GROUP BY  method  ORDER BY c DESC  LIMIT 20
    According to the standard SQL-92 syntax, the filter and the time condition in the query can be combined into a new query condition as follows:
    select avg(latency),max(latency) ,count(1) as c from sample-logstore where status>200 and __time__>=1500975424 and __time__ < 1501035044 GROUP BY  method  ORDER BY c DESC  LIMIT 20

Access Log Service by using JDBC

  • Calls by using applications

    You can use the MySQL syntax to connect to Log Service in any application that supports MySQL Connector. For example, you can use JDBC or Python MySQLdb.

    import com.mysql.jdbc.*;
    import java.sql.*;
    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.ResultSetMetaData;
    import java.sql.Statement;
    public class testjdbc {
        public static void main(String args[]){
            Connection conn = null;
            Statement stmt = null;
            try {
                //STEP 2: Register JDBC driver
                //STEP 3: Open a connection
                System.out.println("Connecting to a selected database...");
                conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://","accessid","accesskey");
                System.out.println("Connected database successfully...") ;
                //STEP 4: Execute a query
                System.out.println("Creating statement...");
                stmt = conn.createStatement();
                String sql = "SELECT method,min(latency,10)  as c,max(latency,10) from sample-logstore where  __time__>=1500975424 and __time__ < 1501035044 and latency > 0  and latency < 6142629 and  not (method='Postlogstorelogs' or method='GetLogtailConfig') group by method " ;
                String sql_example2 = "select count(1) ,max(latency),avg(latency), histogram(method),histogram(source),histogram(status),histogram(clientip),histogram(__source__) from  test10 where __date__  >'2017-07-20 00:00:00'  and  __date__ <'2017-08-02 00:00:00' and __line__='abc#def' and latency < 100000 and (method = 'getlogstorelogS' or method='Get**' and method <> 'GetCursorOrData' )";
                String sql_example3 = "select count(1) from  sample-logstore where     __date__  >       '2017-08-07 00:00:00' and  __date__ <     '2017-08-08 00:00:00' limit 100";
                ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
                //STEP 5: Extract data from result set
                    //Retrieve by column name
                    ResultSetMetaData data = rs.getMetaData();
                    for(int i = 0;i < data.getColumnCount();++i) {
                        String name = data.getColumnName(i+1);
            } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
            } catch (SQLException e) {
            } catch (Exception e) {
            } finally {
                if (stmt ! = null) {
                    try {
                    } catch (SQLException e) {
                if (conn ! = null) {
                    try {
                    } catch (SQLException e) {
  • Calls by using tools

    In the classic network or VPC, you can use the MySQL client to connect to Log Service.