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Displaying value from digital scales in MSAccess form

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Paul, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Paul

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    I have just purchased some digital scales that have a serial connection.
    I can successfully connect to the scales using hyperterminal and they print
    the current weight to the screen about twice a second.

    I now need to get this value into MSAccess in a form so I can record and use

    I have played around with MSCOMM32.OCX, but I cant figure out how to use it.

    I placed the control on the form, then a text box and then a button.

    In the button code I put the following

    TEXT1.value = ActiveXCtl0.value

    but it just displays a "1".

    I have read previous posts that link to sites such as




    but neither have helped me.

    I have also installed the NetCommOCX and tried to use that but it gives me
    the same results.

    I'm stuck, any help however small, appreciated.


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