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How can I get a list of the most recently added devices?

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I need a list of the devices I added most recently...

api devices prtg recent

Created on Feb 9, 2010 3:23:53 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,984) 3 5

Last change on Feb 9, 2010 3:39:02 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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This URL gives you a list of devices, sorted by "objectID" (descending)

https://prtg.ip/devices.htm?sortby=-objid&columns=objid,probegroupdevice,checkbox&id=0

Since new object IDs are always assigned in increasing numerical order you will get a list of the most recently added devices by sorting all devices using the descending object id.

  • Note 1: The "checkbox" column enables the multiedit feature for this list.
  • Note 2: The "id=" string can be used to filter the devices for a specific group.
  • Note 3: add the following strings to the "columns" parameter to get the sensor counts for each device &columns=objid,probegroupdevice,downsens,downacksens,upsens,warnsens,pausedsens,unusualsens,undefinedsens,checkbox

Created on Feb 9, 2010 3:29:30 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,984) 3 5

Last change on Feb 9, 2010 3:34:43 PM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (10,984) 3 5



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The desired functionality is realised with PRTG's application programming interface. For other HTTP API functions, please see Introduction to the PRTG API Interface

Created on Feb 9, 2010 3:38:48 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Feb 12, 2010 8:59:23 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



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Unfortunately, the answer doesn't work because sortby incorrectly sorts objid alphabetically rather than numerically. For example:

https://172.16.2.235/api/table.xml?content=devices&output=xml&columns=objid&sortby=objid&username=admin&passhash=123456789 Results in: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <devices totalcount="20" listend="1"> <prtg-version>18.4.46.1754</prtg-version> <item> <objid>10359</objid> </item> <item> <objid>10360</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2419</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2470</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2517</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2539</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2555</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2561</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2573</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2574</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2575</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2589</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2605</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2610</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2618</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2620</objid> </item> <item> <objid>2621</objid> </item> <item> <objid>3812</objid> </item> <item> <objid>40</objid> </item> <item> <objid>9445</objid> </item> </devices> As you can see, the most recent object is neither 10359 nor 9945, but 10360.

Created on Jan 29, 2019 3:25:08 AM by  AlexS (89) 1 2



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Hi Alex,

Same as I wrote here :)

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Jan 29, 2019 7:33:29 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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