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how to read json from local file



I have a series of json files located on a file server (in my case on the local PRTG server). I would like to process that json information

I see a few solutions, but i'm wondering if there is a better one.

I could set up a webserver, publish the files and than use the REST Custom BETA sensor. A template will convert the json into channels.

I could create a powershell script (EXE/Script Advanced sensor) that reads the json, processes it and recreate XML/Json to store the information in PRTG

Is there a possibility to read the json from disk and process it through a template?

thanks Bert van Hove

json powershell prtg

Created on May 27, 2019 12:26:05 PM

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Hi there,

Unfortunately, there is no sensor that is able to process the JSON-files directly from the disk. This might be only possible via your suggested PowerShell solution.

However there are simple to setup webservers out there, for example MAMP:

It's free and easy to install/configure.

Best regards.

Created on May 28, 2019 11:43:10 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



I have the same problem. How do You solved it? I have 1 Json file by device. Each device is about 20 sensors. Thanks. It could bé an INCREDIBLE native sensor for PRTG

Created on Dec 12, 2023 7:18:13 PM

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