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OnnyAB

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OnnyAB

Is anyone knows where I can learn or get information how to use barcode scanner in Filemaker?

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OnnyAB

it has been so long. But it's not too late to say thank you.

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AHunter3

Interesting that you should resurrect this thread, I was going to ask about folks' experiences with barcode fonts + encoding plugins. (don't really need info about the hardware scanners themselves, we have those).

 

Who has used what, and been happy with it? The only solution I have experience with in recent years is IDAutomation, using their plugin plus font for Code 128 barcodes. IDAutomation provides the plugin for free but you pay a per-seat price for the barcode font.

 

If someone has a less expensive solution that has worked well for them, we'd like to examine alternatives, although aside from price I have no concerns about IDAutomation's stuff (it worked well for the company where I deployed it).

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Ted S

One could also consider a font-free (no fonts) solution that uses a graphical image rather than a font. The SmartPill PHP edition plug-in can create a barcode image on-the-fly and pop it into a container field.

 

I'm not sure how this stacks up against the font method but if you already own SmartPill you likely have everything you need.

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AHunter3

We don't own SmartPill so unless there are advantages to buying SmartPill for this purpose over buying a font + encoderplugin kit, I'd be happier with a font, I think.

 

We can license the font for just one or two workstations. The only computers that need to "see" bar codes are the ones that literally print them out on labels.

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robyt

hello, who is working with peninsula-group plug-in? I've a problem when I try to rotate barcode field, on Mac everything is ok, on win the code is "unreadable"

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arigatosan

Buy USB barcoder scanner. Plugin the scanner to USB port.

 

Open FileMaker database and move to the text field.

 

Scan the barcode with USB barcode scanner. Scanned barcode text & numbers are entered in the database field.

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