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Change sensor sype and channels + history



Hi. So far I was using a Python Script Advanced Sensor to query certain details from our product providing a special API. Now we extended our API to also provide data via HTTP in PRTG API conform format. I have now hundreds of existing python sensors with channels and a data history. To phase out the old approach I'd like to convert all those sensors to the new sensor type. Unfortunately I could not find any option to change the type of a sensor.

Is the conversion of a sensor to another type a supported workflow within PRTG? I could not find any option to change the sensor type. A manual option via UI would be nice but even better would an API that allows changing sensors. This way I can automate the migration and take over previous command line arguments into the URL.

Kind Regards Daniel

http-data-advanced python-script-advanced-sensor sensor-type

Created on Dec 11, 2017 12:03:56 PM

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Sorry, but we do not support the functionality to change a sensor to another type.

In your case, you would need to pause the old Python script sensors. This would preserve their data, while removing them from your sensor count.

Let us know if you have other questions.

Created on Dec 12, 2017 1:17:34 AM by  Benjamin Day [Paessler Support] (1,441) 2 1

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