Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

ProComm DDE ?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ProComm DDE ?

    Has anyone had any luck writing a DDE for ProComm? Or maybe a shell-type routine?

    We're using a ProComm script (.WAX ?) supplied by an EDI house to send/receive data, but they won't let us see the code to try writing anything to improve the efficiency of their script. Way too much user interaction is required. Would like to just be able to tell ProComm to
    1) start
    2) dial the number
    3) supply the access code(s)
    3) seleect send or receive
    4) pass parameters (send : filename to send, recipient data, mailbox it's going to; receive : which mailbox to receive from)
    4) turn off ProComm.

    If no one has, but has the info re structures and formats / syntax to use for ProComm, that would be a big help. Then again, so would someone who knows how to reverse engineer a .WAX script ... haven't had to hack one of them - until now.

    And, get ready for this, the transfer goes thru their Tandem minicomputer which was finally (a year or so ago) upgraded to lightening fast 9600 baud modems. Lots of fun with those 2 and 3 meg file transfers.

    TIA

  • #2
    RE: ProComm DDE ?

    No clues from me - except you ARE charging them by the minute, right? :)

    Comment


    • #3
      RE: ProComm DDE ?

      No, they charge US for access time and file size transferred. Zipping their files reduce them to less than 10% of the original size, but they'de make less money that way. :(

      Comment


      • #4
        RE: ProComm DDE ?

        Jim, reminds me of one of the first things a beginning law student hears about in contract law:

        He who has the gold makes the rules.

        -- tom

        Comment


        • #5
          RE: ProComm DDE ?

          Reminds me of what Marx wrote:

          "The state is the instrument of the ruling class."

          Plus ša change!

          Bill
          Bill Hanigsberg

          Comment


          • #6
            RE: ProComm DDE ?

            There's another expression:
            "Don't go out of your way to anger someone with over 30 years programming experience, a laptop, and an acoustic coupler..."
            But the company pays for it so they're safe.

            Comment


            • #7
              RE: ProComm DDE ?


              Hi Jim

              Though this is not germane to the present item, some ago July 31 to be exact you help me with a change problem and furnished me with an xbasic statement to change the date in a record field when any item in the form was changed.

              Something happen. When I recently change some record in a form the adddate field also changed with the changedate.
              field. In the adddate field I do set it up to automatically enter the date when I add a new record. I want to preserve the adddate and only change the changedate when I change a voter's record. Any suggestions.

              Tahnks

              Nip Lewis

              Comment


              • #8
                RE: ProComm DDE ?

                Jim,

                I used this shell command to start Pro Comm and run a script.

                ax_error_trap_desc = "Procomm - Message"
                ax_error_trap_offset = "2"
                ui_msg_box("Procomm - about to start","Procomm Plus Communications program is about to start. DO NOT TOUCH THE KEY BOARD UNLESS SOMETHING GOES WRONG! Procomm will run through sending your bills automatically and will then return you to ACE.",ui_attention_symbol)


                '***Run Procomm Plus and start eds.wax script.
                sys_shell(""Program FilesProcomm PlusProgramsPw4.exe" "acev4aprocommeds.wax"",3)


                This is the .was script that gets turned into the .wax file when compiled.

                ; Automated logon script for Sending Claims to EDS.
                ; Created: 1/19/00 JTS

                proc main
                pause 1
                termmsg "***************************`r`n"
                termmsg "**** Now Calling EDS **** Do NOT touch keyboard unless something goes wrong!`r`n"
                termmsg "***************************`r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "ProComm will run through this procedure automatically,`r`n"
                termmsg "then it will shut down and send you back to ACE Transportation Software.`r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg " "

                dialnumber DATA "16082219188" ; Dial EDS - if local number change to "2219188"
                while $DIALING
                endwhile

                waitfor "ECS Authorization Number?" 30
                if success
                goto sendit

                else
                hangup
                pause 1
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "*********************************************************`r`n"
                termmsg "**** Could NOT Connect to EDS... Try again Later. ****`r`n"
                termmsg "**** Procomm will shut down in 15 seconds. ****`r`n"
                termmsg "*********************************************************`r`n"
                termmsg " "
                pause 15
                goto end
                endif

                sendit:
                transmit "0000m^M" ; Change "0000m^M" to the Authorization # given to you by EDS.
                waitfor "Enter your password:" FOREVER ; Make sure ^M is included at the end of your # as shown above!
                transmit "0000000^M" ; Change "0000000^M" to the Password given to you by EDS.
                waitfor "[? for Menu] COMMAND?" FOREVER ; Make sure ^M is included at the end of your Password as shown above!
                transmit "s^M"
                pause 1
                sendfile ZMODEM "c:acev4aprocommacesend.txt"

                while $XFERSTATUS
                yield
                endwhile

                pause 10
                transmit "^M"

                waitfor "[? for Menu] COMMAND?" FOREVER
                transmit "g^M"
                waitfor "Disconnect (/N)?" FOREVER
                transmit "y^M"

                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "ProComm Plus will automatically shut down in 30 seconds.`r`n"
                termmsg "You will be returned to ACE Transportation Software at that time.`r`n"
                termmsg "You may want to take note of the Transmission # and Records Received count now.`r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "Compare # of Records exported to acexport.tbl file`r`n"
                termmsg "to # of Records Received by EDS`r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "If both numbers are the same... transmission was fully sucessful.`r`n"
                termmsg " `r`n"
                termmsg "If transmission was NOT sucessful... Try again later.`r`n"
                termmsg " "

                pause 30
                end:
                pwexit

                endproc


                Hope this helps, Jeff

                Comment

                Working...
                X