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    Welcome to the comprehensive guide on exporting PRTG data to CSV filesā€”a valuable process for network administrators seeking enhanced reporting efficiency and structured information management. While PRTG itself does not offer CSV exports for each sensor, leveraging the CSV format is crucial for those who wish to analyze their network performance data in a spreadsheet, offering the ability to sort, filter, and calculate averages with ease across sensors, devices, or groups. On this page, we will delve into the essence of PRTG, the steps to export your PRTG reports to CSV, practical scenarios where CSV exports are particularly beneficial, an insightful look at Sourcetable as an alternative to traditional CSV exports for PRTG, and a helpful Q&A section to address common inquiries about the export process.

    What is PRTG?

    PRTG is an IT monitoring software that enables the monitoring of all types of IT infrastructures, including on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments. It serves as a software tool that provides a vital interface between the IT infrastructure and IT staff, alerting them to problems and helping with optimizing and maintaining the overall IT environment.

    Developed by Paessler, PRTG is designed to be user-friendly and easy to set up, allowing for remote access and offering a high degree of customizability. This software tool aids in not just the monitoring but also in the documentation, reporting, and analysis of the IT infrastructure, supporting various software lifecycle activities.

    PRTG is available in both free and commercial editions, with the free edition capable of monitoring up to 100 sensors. As a type of service, it is available from Paessler as a hosted solution or for on-premises installation, catering to different business needs and service requirements.

    Exporting PRTG Data to CSV

    Using the csvexport Add-on Tool

    PRTG provides the capability to export reports in CSV format through the use of an add-on tool named csvexport. This tool facilitates the conversion of PRTG data, which is typically exported in PDF format, into a CSV file. The csvexport tool is particularly useful when there is a need to manipulate or analyze PRTG reports in a spreadsheet format.

    To utilize the csvexport tool, it should be first added to the PRTG installation. Once set up, the tool allows for exporting data to CSV format, generating one CSV file per sensor included in a report. This function is essential for users who require detailed analysis or integration of PRTG data with other systems.

    Consolidating CSV Files

    While PRTG, paired with the csvexport tool, exports one CSV file per sensor, users may need to consolidate these individual CSV files into a single file. This can be achieved using other tools designed for data manipulation. Such tools can merge multiple CSV files, creating a comprehensive report that combines the data from all sensors within PRTG.

    This consolidation process is crucial for users who seek to perform extensive data analysis or need to present a unified dataset rather than separate files for each sensor. The use of these additional tools to merge CSV files is a practical solution for managing and utilizing the exported PRTG data efficiently.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Streamline Your PRTG Data Analysis with Sourcetable

    Utilizing Sourcetable for your PRTG data management can significantly enhance your workflow efficiency and data analysis capabilities. Unlike the conventional method of exporting PRTG data to a CSV file before importing it into a spreadsheet program, Sourcetable allows you to directly sync your live data from PRTG. This streamlined process not only saves time but also ensures that you're always working with the most current data without the need for manual updates.

    Sourcetable's ability to automatically pull in data from a multitude of sources, including PRTG, empowers you with a powerful tool for automation and business intelligence. With a familiar spreadsheet interface, data querying becomes simpler and more intuitive. This eliminates the learning curve typically associated with new software, allowing you to focus on extracting valuable insights from your PRTG data with ease. Choose Sourcetable to optimize your data management and make informed decisions faster and with greater confidence.

    Common Use Cases

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      Extracting individual sensor data for further analysis
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      Compiling data for use in Excel or other spreadsheet software
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      Creating a backup of report data in a universally accessible format

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can PRTG export reports in CSV format by default?

    By default, PRTG only exports PDF files, but it can export reports in CSV format using the csvexport add-on tool.

    Does the csvexport tool consolidate CSV files for each sensor into one file?

    No, the csvexport tool does not consolidate CSV files automatically; PRTG generates a CSV file for each sensor.

    Are there other tools besides csvexport that can export PRTG reports to CSV?

    Yes, there are other tools that can export PRTG reports to CSV and provide more structured information, including averages at the device or group level.

    Can I get a single CSV report for a group of sensors or devices?

    PRTG itself cannot automatically generate a single CSV for a group of sensors or devices, but other tools may offer this functionality.

    Can I calculate averages for PRTG reports when exporting to CSV?

    PRTG does not calculate averages when exporting to CSV, but some other tools can calculate averages for devices or groups in PRTG reports.


    In conclusion, while PRTG is designed to export reports primarily in PDF format, it is possible to export sensor reports in CSV format using a report template where data files are available. However, the CSV files generated are for each sensor and are not automatically consolidated. To address this limitation, the csvexport add-on tool can be employed for exporting and potentially consolidating CSV files. Moreover, alternative tools exist that can provide more structured reports than PRTG's native CSV export functionality. As a more efficient solution, consider using Sourcetable to import your data directly into a spreadsheet, bypassing the need for cumbersome manual exports and consolidation. Sign up for Sourcetable to streamline your data management and get started on a more integrated reporting experience.

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