PRTG Manual: List of Placeholders for Notifications

Here you can find a list of all placeholders for notifications. You can use placeholders in different settings fields of a notification when editing notification templates.

Notification Settings Fields

Notification

Settings field

Send Email

  • Subject
  • Custom Content if you select the option Text with custom content

Add Entry to Event Log

Event Log Message

Send SMS/Pager Message

Message

Execute HTTP Action

Payload if you select the options POST, PUT, or PATCH

Execute Program

Parameters

Send Syslog Message

Message

Send SNMP Trap

Message

Send Amazon Simple Notification Service Message

Message

Assign Ticket

  • Subject
  • Content

Send Push Notification

Message

Send Microsoft Teams Message

  • Title
  • Subtitle

Send Slack Message

  • Sender Name
  • Title
  • Subtitle

Send MQTT Publish Notification

Message

i_round_bluePlaceholders are not case sensitive.

i_round_blueDepending on where you use a placeholder in a notification, PRTG might resolve the placeholder differently. A resolved placeholder in the body of a notification, for example, can contain more information compared to when PRTG resolves the same placeholder in the subject of a notification. The reason for this is to save space in the subject line.

Placeholders in Summarized Notifications

Placeholders in summarized notifications have a limited functionality:

  • PRTG does not resolve placeholders in the subject field of summarized notifications if more than one trigger was evoked during the summarized time span. An exception are the placeholders %sitename and %summarycount. These are always resolved in summarized notifications.
  • If only one event is triggered during the time span you defined, PRTG does not send a summarized notification, it only sends a common notification. A summarized notification requires at least two triggered events.

List of Available Placeholders

Placeholder

Resolved Content

Synonym

Comment

%colorofstate

Color of the current object status (hex code)

 

Might not work in older versions.

%company

Copyright string of Paessler AG

 

 

%comments

Comments entered for the sensor

%commentssensor

As of PRTG 15.4.21, resolved placeholders contain the heading Sensor Comments.

%commentssensor

Comments entered for the sensor

%comments

As of PRTG 15.4.21, resolved placeholders contain the heading Sensor Comments.

%commentsdevice

Comments entered for the parent device

 

As of PRTG 15.4.21, resolved placeholders contain the heading Device Comments.

%commentsgroup

Comments entered for the parent group

 

As of PRTG 15.4.21, resolved placeholders contain the heading Group Comments.

%commentsprobe

Comments entered for the parent probe

 

Available as of PRTG 12.4.

As of PRTG 15.4.21, resolved placeholders contain the heading Probe Comments.

%coverage

Covered time span

 

Might not work in older versions.

%cumsince

Since when data has been accumulated

 

 

%date

An event's date in the PRTG core server system's timezone

 

 

%datetime

An event's date and time in the PRTG core server system's timezone

 

 

%device

Name of the device in which the event was triggered

%server

 

%deviceid

ID number of the device in which the event was triggered

 

 

%down

Time the item was down

 

 

%downtime

Accumulated downtime

 

 

%elapsed_lastcheck

Elapsed time since the sensor's last scan

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.57.

%elapsed_lastdown

Elapsed time since the sensor last showed a Down status

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.57.

%elapsed_lastup

Elapsed time since the sensor last showed an Up status

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.57.

%group

Group in which the event was triggered

 

 

%groupid

ID number of the group in which the event was triggered

 

 

%history

History of sensor events

 

 

%home

URL of the PRTG web server

 

 

%host

IP or DNS name of the device that triggered the event

 

As of PRTG 13.x.7, the placeholder can be used as Agent IP in SNMP trap notifications sent by PRTG.

%iconofstate

File name including the extension of the icon for the current object status

 

Might not work in older versions.

%lastcheck

Point in time of the sensor's last scan including time stamp

 

 

%lastdown

Point in time when the sensor last showed a Down status, including the time stamp

 

 

%lastmessage

Message that the sensor sent the last time

%message

 

%laststatus

Current sensor status

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.57.

%lastup

Point in time when the sensor last showed an Up status, including the time stamp

 

 

%lastvalue

Value that the sensor sent the last time

 

 

%linkprobe

URL of the probe that triggered the event

 

Might not work in older versions.

%linkgroup

URL of the group that triggered the event

 

Might not work in older versions.

%linkdevice

URL of the device that triggered the event

 

Might not work in older versions.

%linksensor

URL of the sensor that triggered the event

 

Might not work in older versions.

%location

Location of the device or server for which the event was triggered

 

 

%message

Message that the sensor sent the last time

%lastmessage

 

%name

Name of the sensor that triggered the event, including the sensor type

%sensor

 

%nodename

Name of the node if PRTG runs in a cluster

 

Might not work in older versions.

%objecttags

All tags of a sensor

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.56.

%parenttags

All tags of a sensor's parent objects

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.56.

%prio

A sensor's priority setting

%priority

 

%priority

A sensor's priority setting

%prio

 

%probe

Probe under which the event was triggered

 

 

%probeid

ID number of the probe under which the event was triggered

 

 

%programname

Official name of PRTG

 

 

%programversion

Program version of PRTG

 

 

%sensor

Name of the sensor that triggered the event, including the sensor type

%name

 

%sensorid

ID number of the sensor that triggered the event

 

 

%server

Name of the device under which the event was triggered

%device

 

%serviceurl

Service URL configured for the device under which the event was triggered

 

Available as of PRTG 9.1.

%settings

Miscellaneous sensor settings, such as the username for Windows, HTTP, POP3 credentials, and so on

 

 

%shortname

Name of the sensor that triggered the event

 

 

%since

Point in time since the current object status has been active

%statesince

 

%sitename

Name of the PRTG web server

 

 

%statesince

Point in time since the current object status has been active

%since

 

%status

Old sensor status and current sensor status

 

 

%summarycount

Number of events triggered during the defined time span

 

i_round_redFor summarized notifications only.

%syslogerrors

Max. last 20 syslog entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with Syslog Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%syslogmessages

Max. last 20 syslog entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with Syslog Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%syslogwarnings

Max. last 20 syslog entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with Syslog Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%systemdatetime

Date and time when the notification was sent in the PRTG core server system's time zone

 

 

%tags

All tags of a sensor and its parent objects

 

Available as of PRTG 20.1.56.

%time

An event's time in the PRTG core server system's time zone

 

 

%timezone

Time zone name of the PRTG core server system

 

 

%toaddress

Address to which the notification was sent

 

 

%traperrors

Max. last 20 SNMP trap entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with SNMP Trap Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%trapmessages

Max. last 20 SNMP trap entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with SNMP Trap Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%trapwarnings

Max. last 20 SNMP trap entries before the notification trigger

 

Available as of PRTG 14.x.10.

i_round_blueWorks only with SNMP Trap Receiver sensors.

i_round_redCan only be used in the Custom Content field of Send Email notifications.

%uptime

Accumulated uptime

 

 

i_round_blueAs of PRTG 15.4.21, PRTG uses default content in HTML email notifications. You can still change the content of emails in plain text in the Send Email notification settings and also use placeholders there.

i_round_blueAs of PRTG 16.x.24, the placeholder %state has been deprecated. You can use the placeholder %status with the same functionality instead.

i_square_cyanFor a list of placeholders that are available for EXE/Script and other custom sensors, as well as for command-line parameters, see section Custom Sensors.

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