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Old November 1st, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Default VBA Object required - RTE 424

I'm receiving a 424 RTE in the simple program that I've created in Access 2K3 SP2. The program is in a manufacturing environment. Here's an overview of the process: an operator will scan a 2D barcode, that input triggers an engraver to engrave the input onto metal. Then a verification camera takes a picture and verifies the mark to the original data.

I get the error code on the first line when trying to communicate with port COM1. The error line is in bold and if I comment our that line, it just gives the error on the next line and so on....
Here's the code:

Option Compare Database

Private Sub txtScanned_Input_AfterUpdate()
Dim strInput As String
strInput = txtScanned_Input

  Me.lblMessage.Caption = "WAITING ON ENGRAVER"   'Changes Display Message

        "VALUES (txtScanned_Input, DATE());"   'Stores barcode data and scan date

MSComm0.CommPort = 1  'Sets communication port to serial port Com1 - Dot Peen
        MSComm0.Settings = "19200,N,8,1,N"     'Declares Dot-Peen settings
        MSComm0.PortOpen = True    'Opens port for read/write capability
        MSComm0.Output = strInput       'Initiates marking sequence of 2D barcode
        MSComm0.PortOpen = False

    lblMessage.Caption = "CHECKING MARK"


        MSComm1.CommPort = 2    'Sets communication port to serial com2 - Congnex imager
        MSComm1.PortOpen = True     'Opens port for read capability
        MSComm1.Input = strInput    'Passes scanned data to imager

    If MSComm1.Input = MSComm0.Output Then
    ]Me.lblMessage.Caption = "GOOD MARK!"
       MsgBox "Bad Mark! Please contact your manager", vbOKCancel, "Marking Error"
    End If


End Sub

Public Sub cmdWAIT()

Dim PauseTime, Start, Finish, TotalTime

    PauseTime = 2   ' Set duration.
    Start = Timer    ' Set start time.
    Do While Timer < Start + PauseTime
        DoEvents    ' Yield to other processes.

End Sub

Public Sub cmdRESET()

strInput = ""
strDP_Result = ""

End Sub

End Sub

Any help, tips, links, or info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:36 PM
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My screen is set to 1280 × 1024, and I need to use 2 screen widths to view this question.
Why would you make things that hard for those you want to help you?
Please edit this question, and make it a little narrower.

Even if you cannot change the code part, at least you could insert carriage returns into
the non-code parts.
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I'm very sorry. I hadn't realized that the formatting was so badly disturbed when pasting directly from VB.

Anywho, I have it figured out. I didn't have the control on the form. I didn't know it was required to use the ActiveX controls on the form when calling the MSComm methods.

Thanks for the heads up about the format and for the potential help!

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