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Reset channel on a custom snsor

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I use an XML Custom EXE/Script Sensor. In my sensor, I have a lot of channel. There is a way to "rebuild" the list of channel ?

I want to clear the list of channel on every run of my Custom Script.

Thanks !

channel delete xml

Created on Jan 24, 2012 10:14:14 AM by  Sebastien Girard (0) 1



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Hello,

once a channel exists it cannot be removed. The channels of a sensors can't be rebuilt in that sense.

best regards.

Created on Jan 24, 2012 2:01:50 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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If I can not rebuilt the channel, what I need to do ? I need to clone my sensor on every script run ?

Created on Jan 24, 2012 2:17:34 PM by  Sebastien Girard (0) 1



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Well, either keep the channels you already have, or use a new sensor.

Created on Jan 24, 2012 2:22:34 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Can I make that with the API of PRTG ?

Created on Jan 24, 2012 2:29:20 PM by  Sebastien Girard (0) 1



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You can clone an existing sensor via the API but that will also clone the current channels on that sensor.

Created on Jan 24, 2012 2:35:31 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Is there a way to recreate a custom sensor with the API?

Created on Jan 24, 2012 4:20:49 PM by  Sebastien Girard (0) 1



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Hi Sebastien

Create a new instance of your custom sensor and set it to pause before it runs. This way it will not create any channels. Next use the API to clone this sensor:

/api/duplicateobject.htm?id=id_of_sensor_to_clone&name=new_name&targetid=id_of_target_device

and use the API again to change settings for this cloned sensor.

Keep the original sensor paused and use it again the next time.

Regards,

Created on Jan 24, 2012 7:05:09 PM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (13,333) 3 4



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