Using the Serial Port Adapter
The Serial Port Adapter configures and opens a serial port and reads its raw data. The raw input data will be processed by a configurable reader.
- In "Normal" mode, the adapter tries to open the file or pipe and reads its content until it receives an end-of-file notification.
- If "Read until port stopped" is chosen, the adapter ignores an end-of-file. This mode can be used if a process writes into the file while reading and no pipe is used (Windows does not support simple pipes).
- Port: Type in a serial port device name (e.g. /dev/ttyS0 on Linux; COM1 on Windows).
- Baudrate: Baudrate of the connection (e.h. 9600)
- Stop bits: No of stop bits; 1, 1.5 or 2.
- Parity: Even, odd, mark, space or no parity.
SerializerConfigure the serializer by selecting a reader and optionally a reader configuration (some reader require a configuration, e.g. the CSV reader).
You may use the buttons '+' and '...' to add and manage existing reader configurations (Preferences).
You may use the "Test Line Reader" (extracts lines from the raw input) and "Test Block Reader" (extract fixed size byte blocks) for debugging purpose.