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Custom Parameters in Python Script




I'm currently evaluating PRTG and I started writing some Python scripts for scanning Log-Files.

It basically worked, but i want to enter an Addiotional Parameter in the Sensor's Settings:


which i want to use in Python via

data = json.loads(sys.argv[1]) path = data['LogFilePath']

I'm rather new to python, coming from .net/ WPF and I believe I'm somehow wrong with the syntax.

I would truely appreciate a hint in the right direction.

Thanks! Nikolaus

custom-sensor parameters python

Created on Nov 8, 2017 4:59:05 PM

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Accepted Answer



Hi there,

The Python parameters are passed to the script via the "params"-Parameter. This will look like this:

Data['params'].asString := 'myParam=myValue’;

To split them into an array you can use the following sample code:

data = json.loads(sys.argv[1])
prtg_perams = data['params']

perams = dict(x.split('=') for x in prtg_perams.split(','))

The parameters will be available in the "perams"-array.

Example to use them:


Best regards.

Created on Nov 9, 2017 3:02:56 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jul 31, 2020 8:29:29 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



Thank You!

Created on Nov 10, 2017 3:40:17 PM

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