Advanced Serial Data Logger

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For Windows 2000 - Windows 10 (2016) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 4.2.8 build 1017. .


Detecting data timeout using our data loggers and sending alert emails

Task:

We have a number of scales that have a serial to Ethernet connection, and the data logger software retrieves data from these. I'd like to ensure they are outputting data.

Requirements:

  • Advanced Serial Data Logger Professional, Enterprise or Trial version
  • ASCII Data Query and Parser, Data timeout, Events notification

It is assumed that:

The parser is configured and you receives data successfully.

Solution:

This task can be solved using alert emails that will be sent when the program didn't receive data some time. You may use a combination of two plugins: Data timeout and Events notification.

Data timeout - controls parser's variables. If the plugin will not receive values for a specified variable some time it will generate an event and this event can be handled by the "Event notification" plugin. Note: because this plugin works with parser variables, therefore the parser should work correctly and extract data packets from a common data flow;

Event notification - executes specified actions for one or more events. For example, it can play sounds or send emails.

Data timeout plugin
Fig.1. Data timeout plugin

Data timeout plugin settings
Fig.2. Data timeout plugin settings

Click the "OK" button and save the settings.

Event notification plugin
Fig.3. Event notification plugin

Adding a new event handler
Fig.4. Adding a new event handler

Configuring connection with a SMTP server
Fig.5. Configuring a connection with a SMTP server

Email for notifications
Fig.6. Email for notifications

Defining a template
Fig.7. Template for emails

The template may contain special placeholders. Right-click over the edit box and select it from a popup menu.

Then click the "OK" button and save all settings. As from now the program will send aler emails to your email.

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