Example: Multicolumn sensors

Multicolumn sensors are designed to collect multiple pieces of related data in a single answer.

Create multicolumn sensors when the data is more useful when presented as a single record. For example, when you look into Windows Registry issues, you need to know multiple pieces of information.

Registry Key Value Names with Data is a multicolumn sensor included in the Initial Content pack. It returns: User (if User hive), Keypath, Value, Data, Data Type, and OS architecture type.

Figure  1:  Results from a multicolumn sensor


The script must add a delimiter between each property as it writes to the standard output channel. The delimiter in the script must match the delimiter specified in the settings.

Figure  2:  Multicolumn delimiters in sensor script


For multicolumn sensors, when you configure sensor settings, select Split into multiple columns using delimiter, specify a string separator (a pipe is common), and use the controls to specify the columns. Note that when creating questions that filter multicolumn sensors, single-column filtering works only if the sensor definition specifies column delimiters with a single character (such as "|"), not multiple characters (such as "|:").

Figure  3:  Multicolumn result settings

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