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File Content Sensor Not Working



Hi - This seems like something that should be an easy task but it is not. I have a one line text file being generated by PowerShell. I am trying to check for the existence of a string within that file. I have the file content sensor setup, and it can see the file without any issues, however it refuses to find the string that is present.

When I enable debugging, the "results of sensor" output show the content of my target file, but with spaces inserted between every character. No idea why that's happening but I figured I'd try checking for the string with the spaces added, and that doesn't work either.

I've tried the different encoding options; either of the Unicode ones throw an error, so the Windows default seems like the only option. I'm not trying to use a regex. I'm literally just trying to check for one single word in a one line text file.

Any suggestions here?


file file-content-sensor powershell

Created on May 3, 2018 1:13:00 PM

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Hello James,

Thank you very much for your contact.

To further analyse the issue, please write us an email to [email protected] and also provide us with the file, which will allow us to re-create the scenario here. Please remove private information if the file contains any.

Thank you very much in advance.

Created on May 4, 2018 11:02:39 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]

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