So as promised I have tried Mikhail’s code on my new RS set up .
Well it works and it works well , so well indeed I have I now have 10 x ‘minute real’ channels reading in the data from the .txt files .
So this is how I did it , I have written a simple program ‘getdata.exe’ using QB64 , this reads the RS232 port and takes the received 36 ASCII characters and chops them up using mid$ in the code and writes out 10 different .txt files with the individual numbers stored in them .
Then in RS I have a formula called by a minute real channel
return 0 ;
Then I use the 10 x minute real channels to call in the data
(this is just one of the formulas
This part was the code Mikhail designed