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How to parse the results from XML/Rest sensor



I have an XML document with a list of devices which are known to PRTG and some data about them.

For instance, this XPath query works fine: Node *[node_name='ORP020']loss_avg

and returns the value 3.389831e-03 for the node names ORP020

However, this value is not being parsed by PRTG as a scientic notation number. Can I parse it within the sensor, or do I need to go back to my raw data and arrange for it to output the number is standard decimal format?

decimal http-xml parse scientific

Created on May 26, 2014 3:33:32 PM

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"3.389831e-03" will be shown in the last message, but converted to 0 as it is not detected as a number.

0.003389831 will be recognized as number. However, the historic data will it show as "< 0,01". If you export the data, you will get "0.0034" as value.

Created on May 30, 2014 10:50:07 AM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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