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Can you advice on custom EXE sensor script? - Problem with integer out



With a custom EXE it looks like PRTG only accepts 5 outputs with descriptions attached.

Is there anyway to have it accept any integer or another way to accomplish what I need.

I have a custom built exe that pulls total customers at our retail location every minute. I need to get that data into PRTG for graphing and logging purposes.

I can get the data anywhere I need in a range of formats, I just need some help getting it into PRTG.


custom-exe prtg sensor

Created on Aug 6, 2010 9:55:49 AM

Last change on Aug 23, 2010 8:28:13 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Please have a look at the Custom EXE Sensor documentation:


You can supply a "value" in the returned text before the ":".

>With a custom EXE it looks like PRTG only accepts 5 outputs with descriptions attached.

Do not mix up "EXEcutable Return codes" and the "value" that you can supply in your output!

Created on Aug 6, 2010 10:20:28 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6



Thanks, I just ran into that, it looks like I need to take a second look at my script.


Created on Aug 6, 2010 10:21:54 AM

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