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My SQL code interpretation




We have a Linux server with sensors based on SQL requests. Errors returned are results based on it.

With MySQL software, result is shown like: "New files:

  • /mnt/offline/SW/xml/newtext.xml"

But in PRTG, it is shown like: "New files: \n */mnt/offline/SW/xml/newtext.xml"

\n is not interpreted like it should be, new line.

Is there a way to show the error message like within MySQL software?

Waiting for your feedback.

Best Regards, Jonathan

mysql prtg sql sshscript

Created on Oct 3, 2018 9:13:44 AM

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Dear Jonathan,

a sensor message in PRTG does not support any formatting. A new line is not possible, the sensor message is always displayed as one single string.

This is intentional in order to keep the interface consistent, as a lot of line breaks would pose sizing issues of interface elements.

Created on Oct 4, 2018 2:39:02 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



Dear Arne,

Thank you for your answer.

Created on Oct 4, 2018 3:12:07 PM

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