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How can I test a notification using the API with e.g. Task-Planner ?




Current situation:

We have an PRTG Cluster up and running. We also have configured lots of triggers and notifications for our customers (we operate a data-center). It seems, that some notification definitions are gone.

To check this, we want to run the API - Command https://<our-server>/api/notificationtest.htm?id=<id_of_a_sensor_object>&username=<myuser>&passhash=<ma_pass_hash> usinf a scheduled task for a per-customer-defined object.

But when executing that API-command e.g. in firefox or IE, nothing happens. No Notifications are triggered, no Messages are send back to the browser... Strange.

Here is the question: How can one test the notification for a specified Sensor using a scheduled Task ?

Thanks for any hints or resolutions :-)


api notification scheduled-task test testnotification

Created on Jan 13, 2012 12:12:55 PM

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I'm afraid the notificationtest-API-Call needs the object ID of a notification, not a sensor.

best regards.

Created on Jan 13, 2012 2:42:16 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Thanks for your reply. I thought of that. But I cannot see the OID of an Notification anywhere in the Web-UI ...

Can you give me a clue where to look ?

Regards Thomas

Created on Jan 13, 2012 3:10:07 PM



When editing a notification, just view the URL in the browser, there you will see the ID.

Created on Jan 13, 2012 3:25:10 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Thank you, nice trick :-)

Regards Thomas

Created on Jan 13, 2012 4:16:38 PM

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