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Adding "Pause/Stop trace on a Timer" Alert Parameter to PingPlotter


How can I schedule a trace to pause or stop automatically?


Adding the Pause Trace Alert parameter to PingPlotter 5

You can install this alert parameter by: 

  1. Install PingPlotter as a service. (If already installed as a service Stop the PingPlotter 5 service at this time: Win + R > Search "Services.msc" > PingPlotter 5 Service > Stop)

  2. Download and Unzip the file attached at the bottom of this article (Titled AlertAction_PauseTrace.Zip).

  3. Move the AlertAction_PauseTrace folder into the appropriate locations:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\PingPlotter 5\Extensions

    • MacOS: /Applications/

  4. Restart the PingPlotter service.

  5. Open up the alerts panel to find a new alert called Pause Trace.

NOTE: You can modify this alert to Close the trace instead by changing Collector.Pause() to Collector.Close() on line 15 of pausetrace.js.

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Article Number: 162 | Last Updated: January 4, 2022

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