Serial_SetDirectInsert (function reference)

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Troi Serial Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Serial_SetDirectInsert

Specifies how to insert data directly into the database when data is received. If you give an empty filename parameter, the direct insert is canceled.

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Serial_SetDirectInsert ( switches ; portname ; filename ; tablename;
                         fieldname ; waitstring )

Parameters

switchesmodifies how this function behaves
portnamethe name of the serial port to be coupled to this direct insert setting
filenamethe name of the file where the data needs to be inserted into
tablenamethe name of the table occurrence where the data needs to be inserted into
fieldnamethe name of the field where the data needs to be inserted into
waitstring(optional) wait for a string of characters before inserting the data

Switches

switches can be one of this:

-GetLastMatchthe last string of text that matches the match string will be inserted

Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code

Result

The returned result is an error code. An error always starts with 2 dollars, followed by the error code. You should always check for errors. Returned error codes can be:

0no errorDirectInsert was set
$$-50paramErrthere was an error with the parameters

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi Serial Plug-in 5.5

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 13 to 17

Considerations

If the filename parameter is empty, the plug-in will no longer insert data directly into the database.

Example

Set Variable [ $ErrorCode ; Serial_SetDirectInsert ( "-Unused" ; "port1" ; 
	Get ( FileName ) ; "IncomingData"  ; "dataField" ; "OK" ) ]

This will set the Direct Insert for port1. Incoming data will be inserted into field “dataField” of table “IncomingData” of the current file. The data will not be inserted before the string “OK” is found.

Set Variable [ $ErrorCode  ; Serial_SetDirectInsert ( "-Unused" ;  "COM2" ; Get ( FileName ) ;
		"IncomingData"  ; "dataField"  ; "¶" ]

This will set the DirectInsert for the COM2 port. Data will be directly inserted into field “dataField” of table “IncomingData” of the current file when a return is found in the incoming data.

Example 2

Set Field [ gErrorCode ; Serial_SetDirectInsert ( "-Unused" ; "COM2" ; "" ) ]

This will reset the DirectInsert. Although the incoming data is still buffered, no action is taken when data is received. You can still get the data out by calling the Serial_Receive( ) function.

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