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Sender Main Window

Sender Main Window



Once you have completed Getting Started your main window will consist of 3 sections. The profile list on the left side and on the right side the top half will show the details of the selected Listener Profile.  The bottom half is devoted to the MS Windows Services and actually running your profiles and the business of listening for HL7 messages by the MS Windows Services.

The Application Menu

In the File menu:

New. Select to create a new listener profile.

Global Settings. Opens the Global Settings Window

Exit. Closes the program.

In the Tools menu:

Open the Installation Folder. Opens the folder where the software is installed in Windows File Explorer.

Open the Logs Folder. Opens the Logs sub-folder under where the software is installed in Windows File Explorer.

In the Help menu:

About. Opens a System Report with a wealth of information about your profiles and windows services.

Open Online Help. Opens this help document.

Your Profiles List



The profiles list displays all of your profiles in alphabetical order by Profile Name. The number next to the profile name indicates the service instance (1-4) which will run that profile. Disabled profiles will be displayed in RED. You can edit a profile by double clicking the item in this list.


Selected Profile Details



When you click on a profile in your profiles list the details of the profile will appear in the details section.


Toolbar Buttons and What They Do


New- Create a new profile.

Edit - Edit the selected profile.

Run - Opens up the Run Locally Window allowing you to run your profiles in a window and see them operate.

Delete - Permanently deletes the selected profile.

- PING the Destination Listener.

- Opens up profile's Data Folder in Windows File Explorer.

- Opens this online help

- Opens the Global Settings.

- Exits the Program.



Your Windows Services



The Windows Services area of the main window gives you instant visual feedback on the current status of all 4 of the MS Windows Services included with this product. Under each Service Instance you can see a short list of status values for that service. They are:


1.Installed - Will indicate whether the Service Instance is registered in your MS Windows Services list.

2.Running - Will indicate whether the Service Instance is running or not.

3.Start Up - Will show you the Start Mode of the Service Instance (the default mode is Automatic, but you can change it in the Windows MS Services list).

4.LogOn - Will show the MS Windows user account which runs the Service Instance (the default is LocalSystem but you can changes this in the Windows MS Services list).

5.Profiles - Shows the number of processor profiles assigned to the Service Instance. See Creating Profiles for information on setting or changing this value.

6.Status Message - Will show a short text status message. If the text is RED this generally indicates some type of problem which may need your attention.


The Toolbar is Dynamic



As you use the software you will notice that the enabled state of the buttons on the toolbar will change dynamically whenever the services status is refreshed. Buttons on the toolbar will only be enabled if the action they perform is a) Needed and b) Able to be done. For instance in the Toolbar image above the Stop button is disabled. This is because either a) None of the services are installed or b) None of the services are running. The Remove Services button IS enabled. This means that a) There ARE services installed and b) None of them are currently running so they CAN be removed if you like.


Toolbar Buttons and What They Do


Start - Issues a Service Start command for all installed services.

Stop - Issues a Service Stop command for all running services.

Run Locally - Opens up the Run Locally Window allowing you to run your profiles in a window and see them operate.

- Does an immediate REFRESH of the Windows Service statuses for all Service Instances.

- Opens up the Microsoft Windows Services snap-in.

Install Services - As you might expect clicking this button will install / register the SQL Extender windows services in the MS Windows Services list. It will ALSO remove any services which NEED to be removed (if they have no profiles attached to them). As a good rule of thumb, IF this button is enabled then you need to click it. IMPORTANT - You must be logged into the computer as an ADMINISTRATOR to install or remove services.

Remove Services - Clicking this button will remove ALL of the SQL Extender windows services from the MS Windows Services list.

- Opens this online help

- Opens a Windows Services report.

- Exits the Program.


About Installing and Removing Windows Services


This CORE HL7 Listener software uses a different mechanism for installing and removing MS Windows services than the one used in other of our UltraPort HL7 Products which use the .Net Framework. Those programs use a Microsoft utility program named InstallUtil.exe. This utility doesn't work with these new services developed using .Net 5 so we use a newer Microsoft utility named SC.exe.


The problem with SC.exe is that it REQUIRES local Administrator user privileges to run, so if you do not have local Administrator privileges on the computer/server running the SQL Engine Extender it will give you an error message when you click Install Services or Remove Services. If this occurs there are several things that you can try.


1.Try running the Extender Configuration program as an Administrator. Just open the installation folder (using the Tools Menu above), close the configuration program, then in Windows Explorer RIGHT click on the configuration program (CoreHL7ListenerConfig.exe) and click "Run as Administrator". When the program starts this time try your action again. If you don't have this option try #2.

2.Open a Services Report (click on the toolbar). In this report (and also in the Help -> About report from the main menu) you can find both the INSTALL command lines and the UNINSTALL command lines for each Extender Windows service (see screenshot below). You can then open an Administrator Command Prompt. In your windows search bar search for "Command" and then RIGHT CLICK on "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as Administrator". You can then just COPY the appropriate command line from the Report and PASTE it into your Command Prompt and press enter. Important Note: There are TWO commands to install a service and only ONE command to remove a service. If this does not work you will have to use option #3.

3.Call for help (no, do not call us, there's nothing we can do). You will have to have someone with System Administrator rights actually log into the computer and do this for you. They should be able to just start the configuration program (CoreHL7ListenerConfig.exe) and click which ever button you need (Install Services or Remove Services) and voila you're done.



Command Lines to Add / Remove Services

Command Lines to Add / Remove Services






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