Send to Communications Port

This action allows you to send a string to an attached communications device, that is it sends a message through a Serial Port.

Timeout Limit

File Configuration field:
nTimeOutLimit
Description:
The maximum time allowed for the device to accept the message. If the message could not be send within that period, the action is aborted. Depending on the device, it may be left in an unstable state.

Send message to this communication port

File Configuration field:
szPortName
Description:

Specify the port to which your device is being attached. Typically, this should be one of the COMx: ports. The listbox shows all ports that can be found on your local machine. You may need to adjust this to a different value, if you are configuring a remote machine.

  1. MSFAX
  2. COM1
  3. COM2
  4. COM3
  5. COM4
  6. FILE
  7. LPT1
  8. LPT2
  9. LPT3
  10. AVMISDN1
  11. AVMISDN2
  12. AVMISDN3
  13. AVMISDN4
  14. AVMISDN5
  15. AVMISDN6
  16. AVMISDN7
  17. AVMISDN8
  18. AVMISDN9

Port Settings

File Configuration field:
szPortSettings
Description:
Use those settings that your device expects. Please consult your device manual if in doubt.

Bits per Seconds

File Configuration field:
nBps
Description:
Bits per second can be 110 and go up to 256000, by default 57600 is selected.

Databits

File Configuration field:
nDatabits
Description:
Databits defines that how many bits you want to send and receive to the communication port.

Parity

File Configuration field:
nParity
Description:

With Parity you can configure the Parity scheme to be used. This can be one of the following values:

  1. Even
  2. Mark
  3. No parity
  4. Odd
  5. Space

Stop bits

File Configuration field:
nStopbits
Description:

You can configure the number of stop bits to be used. This can be one of the following values:

  1. 1 stop bit
  2. 1.5 stop bits
  3. 2 stop bits

DTR Control Flow

File Configuration field:
nDtsControl
Description:

DTR (data-terminal-ready) flow control. This member can be one of the following values:

  1. DTR_CONTROL_DISABLE - Disables the DTR line when the device is opened and leaves it disabled.
  2. DTR_CONTROL_ENABLE - Enables the DTR line when the device is opened and leaves it on.
  3. DTR_CONTROL_HANDSHAKE - Enables DTR handshaking.

RTS Control Flow

File Configuration field:
nRtsControl
Description:

RTS (request-to-send) flow control. This member can be one of the following values:

  1. RTS_CONTROL_DISABLE - Disables the RTS line when the device is opened and leaves it disabled.
  2. RTS_CONTROL_ENABLE - Enables the RTS line when the device is opened and leaves it on.
  3. RTS_CONTROL_HANDSHAKE - Enables RTS handshaking. The driver raises the RTS line when the “type-ahead” (input) buffer is less than one-half full and lowers the RTS line when the buffer is more than three-quarters full.
  4. RTS_CONTROL_TOGGLE - Specifies that the RTS line will be high if bytes are available for transmission. After all buffered bytes have been sent, the RTS line will be low.

Message to Send

File Configuration field:
szMessage
Description:

This is the message that is to be send to the device. You can enter text plainly and you can also include all properties from the current event. For example, if you have a serial audit printer and you would just plainly like to log arrived messages to that printer, you could use the string “%msg%%$CRLF%” to write the actual message arrived plus a CRLF (line feed) sequence to the printer.

Please note that the message content of the Message field can now be configured. Event properties are described in the property replacer section.