Reading virtual COM port and import data in Excel

Discussion in 'Word VBA Beginners' started by, Jul 28, 2010.

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    I want to make a device that gathers data and log it.

    It's a portable device that I can connect via USB and make it talk to
    the PC via a COM port (tried it with a terminal program).

    I'm not that good with programming, so thats why I decided to ask you

    Is there a way to get Windows look if the COM port is present, then
    send a signal that it is ready to recieve data, gather the data and if
    this was succesful, send another signal to the device that all data
    was received?

    If this is possible I want it directly to work in Excel.
    So if the Excel sheet is opened, and a user clicks on a button, it
    checks if the COM port is present, sends a signal that the PC side is
    ready, gather the data that the device sends, after receiving, sends
    another signal that the data can be flushed from the internal memory
    of the device.

    Is this daydreaming, or can this be done?
    Any help is welcome!

    , Jul 28, 2010
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