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PRTG API returns HTML instead of plain text in XML output

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I try this:

lynx -source "http://myprtgserver/api/getobjectstatus.htm?id=2779&name=totalsens&show=text&username=myuser&password=mypassword" 

and the result is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<prtg>
<version>8.1.1.1695</version>
<result>13</result>
</prtg>

but if I use upsens instead of totalsens the answer is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<prtg>
<version>8.1.1.1695</version>
<result><a  title="SQL Nodo A: 12x Up"  href="sensors.htm?id=2779&filter_status=2&filter_status=3"><div class="sensg">12</div></a></result>
</prtg>

and I cannot parse the output of the "result" tag, because it's HTML and not an integer value.

api bug prtg

Created on Nov 3, 2010 4:05:05 PM by  davide73 (0) 1

Last change on Nov 4, 2010 10:24:56 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Hello,

the problem is most likely the 'show=text' in the URL. For one reason, that doesn't exist, and also it over-writes the 'show=textraw' from the template (which is actually what you want to get). So please try the URL without 'show=text' and then it should work.

Best Regards.

Created on Nov 4, 2010 1:26:35 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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The solution provided by Torsten Lindner works.

Thank you.

Created on Nov 4, 2010 2:01:05 PM by  davide73 (0) 1



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