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This is a general question. I'm curious about how much variables are readed by Weather Station when you put a text file as input for a single station (realtime.txt, stickertags or clientraw). I'm trying to implement a HTTP parser that create one of these files using a special URL on our server, and we'd like to expand the capabilities of stickertag format. Previosly I wrote Python and Bash interfaces to use Ambient Weather network (using external API to communicate to more accounts and stations), WeatherLink network (before version 3.8, now deprecated) and used to translate latest weather data to a stickertag file. But stickertags doesn't account for UV/Solar radiation measurements, so I'm trying to use clientraw/realtime spec to make an extended compatible file. 

My doubt goes to know if the plugin uses the "historical" variables that clientraw/realtime files have inside, for something. It is ok if I put "zero" on these variables?

Best regards


David Aguilera-Riquelme (@davidagriq). - an Open Chilean hobbyist weather network

Posted : 28/04/2019 3:37 am
Pierre Lannoy
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Hello David.

Weather Station strictly follow stickertag format, so you can't add values... If you want to have more values collected by Weather Station, I suggest you to use realtime.txt or clientraw.txt standards. In all cases, Weather Station will not read historical data or files, so just a single clientraw.txt or realtime.txt is required.

PS: and yes, if you use 0 for unused values, it's ok 😉

This post was modified 3 years ago by Pierre Lannoy

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Posted : 28/04/2019 12:52 pm

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