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ccaines
Level 7

Sending data to remote database after SceneGraph application is launched

I am using the SceneGraph sample "Simple Grid with Details and Video" with separate main and component scripts. My objective is to send data to a remote database after the video player stops playing.  Is this possible? Can someone reply with a example script?
Brightscript linitations:
1) roUrlTransfer can only be used in a Task node
2) roMessagePort can only be used when the SceneGraph application is launched (main.br)

Here is what I have so far. I connect to the database in main.br 

Sub ConnectToDatabase() As Object
   db = CreateObject("roUrlTransfer") 'This can only be used in a Task node
    DBport = CreateObject("roMessagePort") 'This can only be used when the SceneGraph application is launched
    db.SetPort(DBport)
    db.SetUrl("http://..post.php")
    return db
End Sub

and then transfer db as an object to DetailScreen.br after the viewer stops the video player.

db.PostFromString("session=postPgmStats&pgmId=1G060720170234&deviceId="+devESN+"&playStart=000000&playEnd=58966")

This doesn't work. I get the following error.
'Dot' Operator attempted with invalid BrightScript Component or interface reference. (runtime error &hec) in pkg:/components/screens/DetailsScreen/DetailsScreen.brs

Please help.
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