Posted on 2003-02-25
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-07-03
i have eight machines modle No. is PG-2750c controled by pcp832. these machines storedentries like time date cardno upto 6000 per machines i wants to download the data in visual basic how can i do that can any body help me in this regards.
All other information about these machines r available at http://www.pongee.com/html/time.htm

an early response shall be highly appriciated.

asghar ali

Question by:swam
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Expert Comment

ID: 8016420
It looks like you connect the PCP-832 to your PC using an RS-232 lead in one of the comm ports in the back of the PC. Use the Microsoft com port control MSCOMM32.OCX in the VB program. You can set all the properties via VB or using the IDE.

This URL gives you the required interface protocols: http://www.pongee.com.tw/html/page7.htm

Author Comment

ID: 8151429
Yes you are right I m using this device but i m not able to get data from.
i m using comm events but nothing to saw from machine can u help me in this regards.I mean how i can write the programm to receieved data.

Accepted Solution

PNJ earned 400 total points
ID: 8151483
Assuming that you are actually getting the "OnComm" event then you read the data like this:

Private Sub comPCP832_OnComm()
   Dim Temp As String
   Select Case comPCP832.CommEvent
   Case comEvReceive ' Received RThreshold # of chars.
      ' Grab the string/character
      Temp = GetInputBuffer(comPCP832)
   End Select

End Sub

Function GetInputBuffer(ComPort As MSComm) As String

   Dim Temp As Variant, i As Integer, Message As String
   Dim AChar As Integer
   ' Read the Comm Port input buffer, flush it, and log the data received
   ' Return the data as a string
   GetInputBuffer = vbNullString
   If ComPort.InBufferCount = 0 Then Exit Function ' Nothing in input buffer
   Temp = vbNullString
   Do While ComPort.InBufferCount > 0
      Temp = Temp & ComPort.Input

   GetInputBuffer = Temp
End Function

You should call you comm control "comPCP832" for this to work with this code fragment.


Expert Comment

ID: 8901165
This old question needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  For information on your options, please click here-> http:/help/closing.jsp#1 
Experts: Post your closing recommendations!  Who deserves points here?
LVL 49

Expert Comment

ID: 8972727
Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

    Accept PNJ's comment(s) as an answer.

DanRollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
When designing a form there are several BorderStyles to choose from, all of which can be classified as either 'Fixed' or 'Sizable' and I'd guess that 'Fixed Single' or one of the other fixed types is the most popular choice. I assume it's the most p…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 4 hours left to enroll

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question