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PM5500 HTTP export

sesa63638
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PM5500 HTTP export

Hello, I try to find more information on how we could demonstrate the export log file on PM5500. Is anyone familiar with the export of information to HTTP server? We always worked with FTP server in the past with EGX300, but PM5500 series only uses HTTP, and this is very new for us. All information is welcome.

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nrodriguez_btup
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Re: PM5500 HTTP export

Hi i'm facing a similar problem , i need some guideness to configurate the feature, 

anyone have some document explaning how to deploy this??

this is shown in the PM5500 user manual

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has anyone tried this feature before??

thanks in advance

sesa238193
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Re: PM5500 HTTP export

If you put the IP address and credentials for an FTP server in the fields of the HTTP export, and then test it, do the files show up on your FTP server?

Randi_Dolan
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Re: PM5500 HTTP export

Hello,

The PM5500 series meters are designed to export data via HTTP only.  So, this means you will need an HTTP server configured to accept the HTTP POST that the PM5500 series meter sends out.

Here, we have an Apache server with php5 enabled.  This script handles in the import of files...

<html>

    <head>

      <title>PHP File Upload Test</title>

    </head>

    <body>

      <?php

      $i=0;

      foreach($_FILES as $file)

      {

        if ($file['error'][$i] == 0)

        {

          $targetName = $file['name'];

          $didMove = move_uploaded_file($file['tmp_name'], $targetName);

        }

        $i++;

      }

     ?>

    </body>

</html>

You can then tell the PM5500 to export to  "<ipaddress>/http/httpPublish.php" and your data will be located in the "http" directory on the HTTP server.

Randi

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Re: PM5500 HTTP export

No, they do not.  The PM5500 series meters only export via HTTP protocol, not FTP protocol.

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Re: PM5500 HTTP export

Hi.  I do not have a document (beyond what you have) that describes how to configure this feature.  However, I will try to explain it here.

The IP Address is the IP Address of the computer that has the HTTP server to which you are exporting.  Most people know their computer by name, not by IP Address.  However, the server can be configured to use a static IP address (preferred), instead of a dynamic IP address.  You will have to consult your IT admin to get a static IP address for the server.  (Or you can use the DHCP address, which usually is configured to allow a PC to keep it's IP address for an extended period of time).  To determine the IP Address of the server, open a command prompt window on the server and type 'ipconfig'.

TCP Port - this is most likely port 80, as this is the standard port used for HTTP protocol.  However, some networks do not allow you to use this port, so, it may be something like 1080, or 8080 (or whatever port the HTTP server is configured to listen on)

Proxy Server IP Address - this is an optional feature.  For additional security, some networks insist that traffic is routed through a proxy server.  This is the IP Address of that computer

Proxy Server TCP Port - like the TCP port above, this is a port number that the Proxy server is configured to listen for HTTP traffic on (most likely 1080, 8080 or 8088)

PATH - this is the "folder" location on the server where the PM5500 should send the files (in the example I gave this would be "http")

Field name - the name of the file that is exported

Username and Password is for a user that is allowed to write data on the server.

I hope this helps.

Randi