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Exchange checker - undocumented features

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Exchange checker - undocumented features

The Exchange Status Checker on Usertools has a couple of extra features that you may not know about.
By default, when you go to the further details page for VP capacity it shows the current status along with the ETA fix time if there is one and the status for the previous 5 records in the database.
The URL for the basic report looks like this:
http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/?exchange=Uttoxeter&exact=1286&plugin=vp
BT frequently change the ETA and it is interesting to see these changes. If you add &etashow=yes to the end of the URL it shows the ETA on the historical records. Example:
http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/?exchange=Uttoxeter&exact=1286&plugin=vp&etashow=yes
Finally, if you add &full=1 to the end of the URL it shows all historical values, not just the last five. Example:
http://usertools.plus.net/exchanges/?exchange=Uttoxeter&exact=1286&plugin=vp&etashow=yes&full=1
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Exchange checker - undocumented features

Cool  Cool - thanks jelv.  Smiley
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Exchange checker - undocumented features

my Braintree exchange looks perfect compared with Utoxetor, but it is red last few weeks
scootie
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Re: Exchange checker - undocumented features

nice one jelv. i have allways wonderd what that history of my exchange was and now i can see that since 18th dec 06 it has allways bein green Smiley. between 2006 and 2003 not so good lots of reds and ambers.
strange there is no eta fix times on my exchange looking at utoxeter you have an eta on a year 2003 red.
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Re: Exchange checker - undocumented features

Thanks jelv, VERY useful