The Socket API scripting utility allows users to programmatically configure our software and trigger captures.
Prerequisites - Software Settings
Please note that the Socket API automation utility requires the older Logic 1.x software. The latest Logic 2 software currently does not support this utility, though we do plan to add support for it in the future. Feel free to vote on the idea here!
Check that you are using the latest version of our legacy Logic 1.x software below.
We highly recommend suppressing notifications and error messages while running your automation script. These notifications may block normal operation and can be suppressed by starting the application with the command line option -disablepopups
Next, we must enable the scripting socket server. Open Options Menu at the top of the software.
Under the Developer Tab, check the box to enable socket server
Accept firewall changes if the OS requests it
For automated environments, the -socket command line option was previously used to automatically enable the scripting socket server. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend this moving forward due to a known bug. We will fix this in a future release, which will be integrated into Logic v2. For now, please use the Preferences Window as shown above to enable the socket server.
Socket API User's Guide
The document below lists the supported commands using our automation utility.
For simple automation requirements, we suggest using our Python Sample Application. This is a basic command line utility to automate the Saleae Logic software, which can be used to automatically take a series of shorter captures over an extended time period with basic export functions.
The Python Sample Application implements a very basic form of data export via csv. If more export options are needed, please see the article below: