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event.get

Description

integer/array event.get(object parameters)

The method allows to retrieve events according to the given parameters.

This method may return events of a deleted entity if these events have not been removed by the housekeeper yet.

Parameters

(object) Parameters defining the desired output.

The method supports the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
eventids string/array Return only events with the given IDs.
groupids string/array Return only events created by objects that belong to the given host groups.
hostids string/array Return only events created by objects that belong to the given hosts.
objectids string/array Return only events created by the given objects.
applicationids string/array Return only events created by objects that belong to the given applications. Applies only if object is trigger or item.
source integer Return only events with the given type.

Refer to the event object page for a list of supported event types.

Default: 0 - trigger events.
object integer Return only events created by objects of the given type.

Refer to the event object page for a list of supported object types.

Default: 0 - trigger.
acknowledged boolean If set to true return only acknowledged events.
suppressed boolean true - return only suppressed events;
false - return events in the normal state.
severities integer/array Return only events with given event severities. Applies only if object is trigger.
evaltype integer Rules for tag searching.

Possible values:
0 - (default) And/Or;
2 - Or.
tags array of objects Return only events with given tags. Exact match by tag and case-insensitive search by value and operator.
Format: [{"tag": "<tag>", "value": "<value>", "operator": "<operator>"}, ...].
An empty array returns all events.

Possible operator types:
0 - (default) Like;
1 - Equal.
eventid_from string Return only events with IDs greater or equal to the given ID.
eventid_till string Return only events with IDs less or equal to the given ID.
time_from timestamp Return only events that have been created after or at the given time.
time_till timestamp Return only events that have been created before or at the given time.
problem_time_from timestamp Returns only events that were in the problem state starting with problem_time_from. Applies only if the source is trigger event and object is trigger. Mandatory if problem_time_till is specified.
problem_time_till timestamp Returns only events that were in the problem state until problem_time_till. Applies only if the source is trigger event and object is trigger. Mandatory if problem_time_from is specified.
value integer/array Return only events with the given values.
selectHosts query Return a hosts property with hosts containing the object that created the event. Supported only for events generated by triggers, items or LLD rules.
selectRelatedObject query Return a relatedObject property with the object that created the event. The type of object returned depends on the event type.
select_alerts query Return an alerts property with alerts generated by the event. Alerts are sorted in reverse chronological order.
select_acknowledges query Return an acknowledges property with event updates. Event updates are sorted in reverse chronological order.

The event update object has the following properties:
acknowledgeid - (string) acknowledgement's ID;
userid - (string) ID of the user that updated the event;
eventid - (string) ID of the updated event;
clock - (timestamp) time when the event was updated;
message - (string) text of the message;
action - (integer) update action that was performed see event.acknowledge;
old_severity - (integer) event severity before this update action;
new_severity - (integer) event severity after this update action;
alias - (string) alias of the user that updated the event;
name - (string) name of the user that updated the event;
surname - (string) surname of the user that updated the event.

Supports count.
selectTags query Return a tags property with event tags.
selectSuppressionData query Return a suppression_data property with the list of maintenances:
maintenanceid - (string) ID of the maintenance;
suppress_until - (integer) time until the event is suppressed.
sortfield string/array Sort the result by the given properties.

Possible values are: eventid, objectid and clock.
countOutput booleanThese parameters being common for all get methods are described in detail in the reference commentary page.
editable boolean
excludeSearch boolean
filter object
limit integer
output query
preservekeys boolean
search object
searchByAny boolean
searchWildcardsEnabled boolean
sortorder string/array
startSearch boolean

Return values

(integer/array) Returns either:

  • an array of objects;
  • the count of retrieved objects, if the countOutput parameter has been used.

Examples

Retrieving trigger events

Retrieve the latest events from trigger “13926.”

Request:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "method": "event.get",
    "params": {
        "output": "extend",
        "select_acknowledges": "extend",
        "selectTags": "extend",
        "selectSuppressionData": "extend",
        "objectids": "13926",
        "sortfield": ["clock", "eventid"],
        "sortorder": "DESC"
    },
    "auth": "038e1d7b1735c6a5436ee9eae095879e",
    "id": 1
}

Response:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "result": [
        {
            "eventid": "9695",
            "source": "0",
            "object": "0",
            "objectid": "13926",
            "clock": "1347970410",
            "value": "1",
            "acknowledged": "1",
            "ns": "413316245",
            "name": "MySQL is down",
            "severity": "5",
            "r_eventid": "0",
            "c_eventid": "0",
            "correlationid": "0",
            "userid": "0",
            "opdata": "",
            "acknowledges": [
                {
                    "acknowledgeid": "1",
                    "userid": "1",
                    "eventid": "9695",
                    "clock": "1350640590",
                    "message": "Problem resolved.\n\r----[BULK ACKNOWLEDGE]----",
                    "action": "6",
                    "old_severity": "0",
                    "new_severity": "0",
                    "alias": "Admin",
                    "name": "Zabbix",
                    "surname": "Administrator"
                }
            ],
            "suppression_data": [
                {
                    "maintenanceid": "15",
                    "suppress_until": "1472511600"
                }
            ],
            "suppressed": "1",
            "tags": [
                {
                    "tag": "service",
                    "value": "mysqld"
                },
                {
                    "tag": "error",
                    "value": ""
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "eventid": "9671",
            "source": "0",
            "object": "0",
            "objectid": "13926",
            "clock": "1347970347",
            "value": "0",
            "acknowledged": "0",
            "ns": "0",
            "name": "Unavailable by ICMP ping",
            "severity": "4",
            "r_eventid": "0",
            "c_eventid": "0",
            "correlationid": "0",
            "userid": "0",
            "opdata": "",
            "acknowledges": [],
            "suppression_data": [],
            "suppressed": "0",
            "tags": []
        }
    ],
    "id": 1
}

Retrieving events by time period

Retrieve all events that have been created between October 9 and 10, 2012, in reverse chronological order.

Request:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "method": "event.get",
    "params": {
        "output": "extend",
        "time_from": "1349797228",
        "time_till": "1350661228",
        "sortfield": ["clock", "eventid"],
        "sortorder": "desc"
    },
    "auth": "038e1d7b1735c6a5436ee9eae095879e",
    "id": 1
}

Response:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "result": [
        {
            "eventid": "20616",
            "source": "0",
            "object": "0",
            "objectid": "14282",
            "clock": "1350477814",
            "value": "1",
            "acknowledged": "0",
            "ns": "0",
            "name": "Less than 25% free in the history cache",
            "severity": "3",
            "r_eventid": "0",
            "c_eventid": "0",
            "correlationid": "0",
            "userid": "0",
            "opdata": "",
            "suppressed": "0"
        },
        {
            "eventid": "20617",
            "source": "0",
            "object": "0",
            "objectid": "14283",
            "clock": "1350477814",
            "value": "0",
            "acknowledged": "0",
            "ns": "0",
            "name": "Zabbix trapper processes more than 75% busy",
            "severity": "3",
            "r_eventid": "0",
            "c_eventid": "0",
            "correlationid": "0",
            "userid": "0",
            "opdata": "",
            "suppressed": "0"
        },
        {
            "eventid": "20618",
            "source": "0",
            "object": "0",
            "objectid": "14284",
            "clock": "1350477815",
            "value": "1",
            "acknowledged": "0",
            "ns": "0",
            "name": "High ICMP ping loss",
            "severity": "3",
            "r_eventid": "0",
            "c_eventid": "0",
            "correlationid": "0",
            "userid": "0",
            "opdata": "",
            "suppressed": "0"
        }
    ],
    "id": 1
}

See also

Source

CEvent::get() in frontends/php/include/classes/api/services/CEvent.php.