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Mutiple channel with vbscript

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I use vbscript and my code is that:

strComputer = "127.0.0.1"

' Leave User and Password blank for local machine

strUser = ""
strPassword = ""

strNamespace = "root/cimv2"

Set objLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Set objWMIService = objLocator.ConnectServer(strComputer,strNamespace,strUser,strPassword)
Set objTimeZone = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * FROM Win32_TimeZone")

For Each colTimeZone in objTimeZone
  strBias = colTimeZone.Bias
  strStandardname = colTimeZone.Standardname
Next
wscript.echo "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8"" ?>"
wscript.echo "<prtg>"
wscript.echo "<result>"
wscript.echo "<channle>" & strBias & "</channel>"
wscript.echo "<value>test123</value>"
wscript.echo "</result>"
wscript.echo "<result>"
wscript.echo "<channle>" & strStandardname & "</channel>"
wscript.echo "<value>test234</value>"
wscript.echo "</result></prtg>" 
wscript.quit("0")

but it return error, the error message is

"Response not wellformed: "(<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <prtg> <result> <channle>-480</channel> <value>test123</value> </result> <result> <channle>Pacific Standard Time</channel> <value>test234</value> </result></prtg> )" (code: PE132)"

what wrong with my code?

channel custom-sensor vbscript

Created on Jul 15, 2016 1:43:38 AM by  a23554 (0) 2

Last change on Jul 15, 2016 6:47:52 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



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Hello a23554,
thank you for your Knowledge base Post.

There are two issues in the output of your script, please check (I've formatted the output accordingly for increased legibility):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<prtg>
	<result>
		<channle>-480</channel>
		<value>test123</value>
	</result>
	<result>
		<channle>Pacific Standard Time</channel>
		<value>test234</value>
	</result>
</prtg>
  • The </channel> tag is misspelled as <channle>.
  • The content of the <value> tag MUST be numerical, 123 would be OK but test123 is a String and will cause error PE132 as well..

For more information, see PRTG Manual: Custom Sensors



Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Jul 15, 2016 7:47:53 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

Last change on Jul 30, 2018 9:52:06 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



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Alternative you could use the WMI sensors with custom strings or custom numeric values to accomplish the same and not having a specific VBscript wrapped around it.

If you want to have text in your output, there is a <text> tag available for XML - but be aware - the text is not per result, it is a per script tag - so only one text-output in your whole XML response.

You further have some kind of a flaw in your VBscript here:

For Each colTimeZone in objTimeZone
  strBias = colTimeZone.Bias
  strStandardname = colTimeZone.Standardname
Next

This will run through all objTimeZone objects / I am not clear if there is a possible collection - but if there is - so more then one "row" in your WMI query, you would only see the final result / row data.

Depending on what you want to accomplish, you might need to adjust this - cause every colTimeZone will overwrite your values in strBias and strStandardname.

Regards

Florian Rossmark

www.it-admins.com

Created on Jul 30, 2018 3:23:48 PM by  Florian Rossmark (4,355) 4 2



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