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Notes user id and barcode

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How can we map a notes userid with a barcode data in the address book or in application? (Ex. Each user in the address book is tagged with unique barcode)
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by:marilyng
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Barcode is nothing more than a particular font.  Barcode font 39 is the most common used:
http://www.barcodesinc.com/free-barcode-font/
http://www.bizfonts.com/

So, if you want to tag each person with a bar code font, you'd have to decide what you're going to tag, i.e. fullname, employee id, etc.
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Then you'd have to install the barcode onto a machine, along with the graphics program that cretes the barcode label or image.   Since these label programs can read from a database, you can download NotesSQL from ibm.com to register the NAB or whatever database you want to use as a DSN and have the program connect to the databse through NotesSQL.
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It would read the field having the barcode data, create the barcode image and put the image into the database, or the database can import the image to the form, etc.
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Or you can install the font everywhere, and change the form design to use the barcode font for the field that contains the unique value.

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There are any number of solutions, it all depends on what you want to do and how much effort you want to put into it.   There are any number of graphic programs that do this.
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But the Notes ID... hmmmm... the numeric value is contained in the NAB under public key.  Way too large to use in a barcode.  Same would be true for the private key.

Now, notes databases and their universal ID's - perfect size for barcodes.   So, you could grab the person document's universal ID from the address book, that is unique for each person, but it really has nothing to do with the person's name, or id.  It would just contain the universal document ID for that person in the NAB.

That's all I know. :)
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If I understand you right (there's not much information in your question to go on) you want to identify someone by using a barcode reader? The best place to store the barcode data would be in the server's address book as the last entry in the Short name/UserID field. When logging in with a browser, the user can even use the barcode as his name.
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Since a barcode is just a number, I would store it per sjef_bosman , or use the comment field.

The question is what are you planning to do with this ID number ?

I hope this helps !
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a barcode can be comprise of numbers and letters.  Depends which variety you want.  :)
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