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Is there a way using the API to set a number of sensors to resume using their tags?

api sensors tags

Created on Aug 7, 2018 1:51:03 PM

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Dear MEAB_niclas,

yes, but the process is quite complex. Please understand that we have the API documentation with this and this page of special interest for you.

Here is a more detailed outline for your question.

1) Generate a list of sensors by tag:


2) Iterate over each objid and trigger the resume call for each ID (one API call for each sensor)


Replace the example objid of 2123 with a real objid, extracted by the former API call.

(Yes, the resume call uses /api/pause.htm.)

Created on Aug 7, 2018 8:50:01 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on Sep 7, 2018 10:32:00 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



Thank you for the quick answer. A quick and easy PS script later and the sensors will be resumed.

Script below for those who are looking for the same thing.

$xmlURL = "https://<URL TO PRTG SERVER>/api/table.xml?content=sensors&columns=objid,name&count=*&filter_tags=<Tag you are looking for>0&username=<USERNAME>&passhash=<PASSHASH>"
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile($xmlURL,'c:\temp\sensors.xml')
$sensors = [xml](Get-Content 'c:\temp\sensors.xml')

foreach ($sensorID in $sensors.sensors.item.objid) {
    $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://<URL TO PRTG SERVER>/api/pause.htm?id=$sensorID &action=1&username=<USERNAME>&passhash=<PASSHASH>"
    write-host "Resumed $sensorID" 

Created on Aug 8, 2018 7:44:57 AM

Last change on Aug 8, 2018 3:24:44 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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