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Can I build a sensor that include time function?



I want to build a sensor that contrast the previous day data,
How can I build it?

functions prtg time

Created on Feb 8, 2017 5:13:29 AM

Last change on Feb 9, 2017 11:35:56 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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Hello there, thank you for your KB-Post.

You would have to leave a custom sensor (with a custom script) running in parallel, and comparing the last sensor value of the "desired" sensor with it's closest reading of "yesterday". I'm afraid I don't have any examples. But you can find further details about the API in the PRTG Manual: Custom Sensors.

You can use Invoke-WebRequest or Invoke-RestMethod in Powershell to interact with PRTG.

Best Regards,
Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]

Created on Feb 9, 2017 11:39:08 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

Last change on Jul 30, 2018 10:20:40 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]

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