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Custom Top 10 filter based on partial sensor name




Suppose you wanted to build a list that displayed top ten highest bandwidth users on FastEthernet ports only and using the name field to filter. I've created a custom map object by cloning the existing "Top10 Bandwidth Highest.htm" file and added "filter_name=" under #table.

What I'm having trouble figuring out is how to filter using AND logic or perhaps a wildcard to examine parts of the name field. I've gone through the API documentation and many many knowledge base articles. I've learned a lot of really cool stuff that I'm sure to use later. :) I just can't seem to find this little nugget.

Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks!! -Stu Gross

custom filter list name top-10 wildcard

Created on Jun 6, 2011 6:46:45 PM

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Dear Stu,

searching for sub strings was possible until PRTG incl. versions 8.1.x. In the current version, sub string search is disabled due to performance issues. We will include this feature again in version 9, planned for Q4/2011.

If you run one of the 8.1.x versions, use &filter_name=@sub(xyz) where xyz is a part of the name (Note: No space, semicolon, or comma allowed, as those characters start a new sub string!). You can as well use AND to search for a combination of sub strings. (Instead of using OR, add the &filter_name attribute several times.)

Created on Jun 8, 2011 2:43:59 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Sep 12, 2011 8:00:01 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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