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HTTP Push Data Advanced sensor - Why does XML/JSON require "content=" string?

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I created HTTP Push Data Advanced sensor with HTTP Request Method = POST I use Postman to test sending the HTTP POST to http://<my_prtg_ip>:5050/<token>


Test 1:

If I use the following POST content, I received error: No response (code: PE002) in PRTG

{
  "prtg": {
    "result": [
      {
        "channel": "MyChannel",
        "value": "12"
      }
    ],
    "text": "Breaking news 2"
  }
}

Test 2:

If I use the following POST content (notice "content=" in 1st line), PRTG can receive successfully

content=
{
  "prtg": {
    "result": [
      {
        "channel": "MyChannel",
        "value": "12"
      }
    ],
    "text": "Breaking news 2"
  }
}

Test 3:

If I use the following POST content, I received error: No response (code: PE002) in PRTG

{<prtg>
	<result>
		<channel>MyChannel</channel>
		<value>10</value>
	</result>
	<text>Mary%20has%20a%20little%20dove</text>
</prtg>

Test 4:

If I use the following POST content(notice "content=" in 1st line), PRTG can receive successfully

content=
<prtg>
	<result>
		<channel>MyChannel</channel>
		<value>10</value>
	</result>
	<text>Mary%20has%20a%20little%20dove</text>
</prtg>

  • Question: Is this a bug?

http-push-data-advanced-sensor json xml

Created on May 7, 2017 6:34:02 AM by  sardjono (0) 1

Last change on May 8, 2017 6:45:53 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



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Hi there,

It's not a bug. PRTG always checks the content of the content post field, which is empty by default when omitting it. You're just submitting the result without a key for PRTG to associate with the result.


Regards,
Stephan Linke, Paessler Tech Support

Created on May 8, 2017 8:53:05 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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I finally found the solution (or workaround) so that "content=" is not necessary in the HTTP POST.

Test 1 in my example above works with the HTTP POST body as shown IF I add content type application/json.

Created on May 8, 2017 3:52:58 PM by  sardjono (0) 1



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Hi there,

Nice, thanks for sharing!


Regards,
Stephan Linke, Paessler Tech Support

Created on May 8, 2017 4:46:50 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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