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icon4.gif  reading com port data [message #153089] Thu, 29 December 2005 00:09 Go to next message
toufiq_raja
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Hi to all Gurus...

i have a task ahead of me...
i have a time attendance machine which is connected to com port of my computer. i have windows XP and Forms 6i. i want to read the data through the com port.

i tried to use he MSComm controll to read the data. but its not working. can any one tell me how to read the com port data.

regards

raja toufiq
Re: reading com port data [message #153244 is a reply to message #153089] Fri, 30 December 2005 06:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RJ.Zijlstra
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Hi Raja,

Faced a similar problem in Oracle 8. We have some blood-sampling machine, which detects all kinds of things in your blood you even don't want to know about (...).

Our solution was:
A college of mine wrote a Delphi program which read the com ports and put the data in text files.
As we never knew when new data was coming, I wrote an Oracle job that executes every 5 minutes. If the program which was executed by the job detected some new data-files, it read them and put the data in the appropriate way in the db itself.

You could of course use a C program and do all the necessary stuff in it.

Happy New-Year!
Re: reading com port data [message #153494 is a reply to message #153244] Mon, 02 January 2006 22:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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Search this forum using 'read the com port data'. Other people have tried to do the same thing. They may be able to help you.

David
Re: reading com port data [message #153502 is a reply to message #153494] Mon, 02 January 2006 22:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
toufiq_raja
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well david i have searched the forum, but could not find relevant material.
Toufiq
Re: reading com port data [message #153509 is a reply to message #153502] Mon, 02 January 2006 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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But did you find the contact details of the people who asked the questions previously? Contact them and see what they did.

David
Re: reading com port data [message #156444 is a reply to message #153089] Wed, 25 January 2006 04:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
toufiq_raja
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i think no boddy have done any thing regarding reading com port data...
any clue, any idea, any work, related material will be highly appriated.

regards
raja toufiq
Re: reading com port data [message #193888 is a reply to message #153089] Tue, 19 September 2006 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kevin Meade
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does this version of forms support javabeans? If so, maybe you can find a free or cheap bean to do the work for you. You will have to write some java to make it into a forms pluggable component (or pay someone for it). but after that it should be piece of cake.

Good luck, Kevin
Re: reading com port data [message #294244 is a reply to message #153089] Wed, 16 January 2008 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
motiur100
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I like to get call log data in a text file from KX-TES824 a PBX machine using com port. I use vb.net. Is any one please help me to solve the problem
Re: reading com port data [message #294248 is a reply to message #294244] Wed, 16 January 2008 23:46 Go to previous message
djmartin
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Can you read the file on the PBX machine? Maybe issue an ftp command to get the file from the PBX machine to your machine and then process it.

David
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