[rrd-users] value and name both

Shabnam Shahreza shabnam.shahreza at alpha-group.ca
Thu Nov 17 15:23:28 CET 2011

Since I got no answer on this should I consider that this can't be done at all?
I mean along with the values to draw the graph I need to know what was the source of this "interesting" value (which is maximum here - I even keep it in the name of the variable to see if I can use it later)....

Any idea?

From: Shabnam Shahreza
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:33 AM
To: rrd-users at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: value and name both

Hi everyone:

Imagine that I have something like this (please ignore if the syntax if not 100% correct - it is more complicated in my script)

"CDEF:name=var1,var2,var3,var4,... <number of variables>,SORT, POP"

This gives me the maximum (although I had to use REV as well.. by this is working in my script fine....ignore the syntax please)

My question is how can I find which one of those "variables" [var1,var2, .... ] was the maximum?!!
I want not only the value but also the "name" of the variable as it has some good information for me....


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