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Stored procedures
Checks whether a network address can be reached by using the ICMP protocol (similar to the PING network utility).
Example
IF Ping("www.mysite.com") = True THEN
Info("The server is available. You can see the News")
ELSE
Info("Server temporarily unavailable")
END
Syntax
<Result> = Ping(<Address> [, <Maximum Duration>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the sought address is "visible" on the network,
  • False otherwise.
<Address>: Character string (with quotes)
Address for which the network connection must be checked. This IP address can have the following format:
  • Address in XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX format (125.5.110.100 for example). This syntax is recommended.
  • DNS address of the computer (www.windev.com for instance).
  • Address returned by NetIPAddress
<Maximum Duration>: Optional integer or optional Duration
Maximum duration allowed to find the address (in milliseconds). This parameter can correspond to:
  • an integer corresponding to the number of milliseconds,
  • a Duration variable,
  • Versions 23 and later
    the direct indication of duration (1 s or 10 ms for example).
    New in version 23
    the direct indication of duration (1 s or 10 ms for example).
    the direct indication of duration (1 s or 10 ms for example).
This duration is set to 1000 by default.
Remarks
Ping is mainly a tool for network diagnostic. It does not guarantee that:
  • the computer will respond on a given port (to do so, use SocketConnect).
  • the computer is broken. Indeed, if the ping service is stopped on the computer, this computer will stop responding while it is still operating properly.
Business / GUI classification : Business Logic
Component : wd240com.dll
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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