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Channel Unit Configuration for Sensor Factory Sensors

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Hi there, Is there any way to change channel unit in sensor factory sensors?

channel-unit configuration sensor-factory

Created on Jan 13, 2019 12:45:14 PM by  Hossein (0) 2



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Hello there,

It's possible to define units in the "Channel Definition" of a Factory Sensor the following way:

#<id>:<name>[<unit>]
<formula>

Here an Example:

#1:Traffic[kbit]
channel(1234,1)

[<unit>] is an optional unit description for the factory sensor's channel (for example, bytes). If you do not provide a unit, the sensor factory selects a suitable unit string automatically (recommended).

For further information, please take a look at this manual.


Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Jan 14, 2019 2:01:23 PM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jan 14, 2019 2:01:42 PM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]



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Dear Support Team, It was very very helpful and was great! Thanks a lot for your kind advice.

Created on Jan 15, 2019 9:32:59 AM by  Hossein (0) 2



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Dear Support Team, Unfortunately it doesn't work correctly. The sensor factory sensors don't inherit channel unit configuration. So regardless of their parents always show traffic speed in Gbit/s. (for example X Gbit/s) After your advise i add a Mbit at the end of channel name as you describe. But it shows a very large and incorrect value after that (for example Y). I expected it to be multiplied by 1000. In addition regardless of unit that i edit in channel definition, that value does not change at all. I mean if i set Mbit or Kbit or any other unit, The result is still the same big wrong number. (Same Y)

Created on Jan 20, 2019 2:27:47 PM by  Hossein (0) 2



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Hi there,

Please note that the factory sensor gathers raw data with the default unit of the source sensor and so also works with the these results. E.g. the raw data of a traffic Sensor is given in kbit/second.


Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Jan 21, 2019 3:08:03 PM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 14, 2019 10:43:35 AM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]



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Hi there, But it is not as you say in my PRTG. Each sensor factory has its own attitude regardless of its source channels. I mean some sensor factories's units are in Mbit/s and the others are in Gbit/s! And non of them are in bit/s or any other units!

Created on Feb 10, 2019 1:06:51 PM by  Hossein (0) 2



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Hi,

I'm sorry, my last statement was not correct and a bit misleading. I corrected it.


Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann, Tech Support Team

Created on Feb 14, 2019 10:45:49 AM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]



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