Debug Log Parser

Update: This tool no longer works with Salesforce’s debug logs since they have switched to the new log format.

The Debug Log Parser (DLP) makes it easy to understand debug logs generated by the service.  The debug logs contain a lot of useful information like what apex triggers fired, what workflow fired, what field updates were made, and what order everything happened in.  Sifting through the logs manually is time consuming and does not make the event hierarchy very evident.

If someone is having an issue with a transaction in their environment, you can ask them for a debug log of the transaction and you could easily understand their setup better.


  • See the different events that fired
    • Triggers
    • Workflow
    • Validation Rules
  • Easily understand the order of events and their hierarchy
  • Quickly identify workflow rules that evaluated to true and the field updates that resulted from them


  • .NET 3.5

Download (19.7 KB)

Video Demo


Leave a comment


  1. Nice work Kyle! Can you port this to Java? If so, it could be made into an Eclipse plugin to work along side the IDE! I’d be happy to help port this.



  2. Love it! Thanks for making it.

  3. Huge props Kyle! We owe you a drink at Dreamforce!

  4. MR

     /  June 4, 2009

    Very Nice tool!!. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kyle Peterson

     /  June 5, 2009

    Hey everyone, thanks for the comments!

    Dave – I think it’d be pretty easy to port to Java. It’d be a matter of just finding the time.

    Matt – If you take me to Dreamforce with you you can buy me a drink!

  6. Gary B

     /  June 11, 2009

    Not used it yet but your video shows something I’ve wished was available for ages now, so thanks (in advance)!

  7. Great work Kyle – thanks for sharing. I’ve been trying to find something like this for a while!

  8. Thanks for putting in the work on this!

  9. Zicco

     /  January 11, 2010


    I wanted to try this out but couldnt download it from comcast. Is there somewhere else I can download it from?


  10. Kyle Peterson

     /  February 1, 2010

    I have updated the links now. Sorry that they were unavailable when you first tried them!

  11. Thankyou but I dont read srry

  12. rao

     /  June 25, 2010

    hey kyle this is one of the most wanted app for me.
    when i paste the debug logs and hit parse noting happens jus a empty blank screen.

    Please help me on this.


  13. rao

     /  June 27, 2010

    Hey Kyle

    Thanks for the quick reply!!!

    Will there be an update or fix from you by any chance?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Kyle Peterson

       /  July 1, 2010

      Right now I don’t plan on fixing it anytime soon. Which does stink because there have been a couple times where I wish I had it working. I just don’t have the time right now to update it.

  14. rao

     /  July 1, 2010

    man!!! wish it was working.Still great concept and idea.

  15. saravanan

     /  May 24, 2012

    for me i am not getting the out put

    • Kyle Peterson

       /  May 25, 2012

      This tool no longer works since they changed the log format. I do have another basic working version that I am building on though so be on the look out for that.

  16. Hey, Kyle can I *bump* this issue and ask you to update to the new log format? Alternatively you could open source it…

    • I agree I need to put my projects into git sometime soon. I do have an updated log parser that I have been using and need to post. Thanks for the reminder!

  17. Hi Kyle, is there any post or link for the update log parser? Thanks for your effort man!

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