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

 

 

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Send to Communications Port Options

 

 

Timeout Limit

 

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.

 

 

Port to Send To

 

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

 

Use those settings that your device expects. Please consult your device manual if in doubt.

 

Bits per Seconds

 

Bits per second can be 110 and go up to 256000, by default 57600 is selected.

 

 

Databits

 

Databits defines that how many bits you want to send and receive to the communication port.

 

Parity

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.