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How to scan bar codes into an Access 2007 database.

Posted on 2008-11-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are currently creating an audit database in Access 2007, we need to be able to scan in equipment barcodes into our database. We would like to be able to use our handheld scanner to read in  the barcode data, into one of  our Access  tables, please can you help on how to interface our scanner to our database.
Question by:Dbrooks-smith
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KCTS earned 252 total points
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Most scanners work by emulating keyboard input, so its a matter of rigging up the scanner and scanning the barcode at the same point that you would nomally enter the code via the keyboard.
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clarkscott earned 248 total points
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Bar code scanners act just like your keyboard.
You can focus on anything; Access field, notepad, word doc,..... anywhere.
When you scan the barcode - the value will appear where the cursor is focused.

That's all there is to it.

Scott c

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A little bit OT, but
the problem will be, how to determine if the user is just typing in some data with the keyboard
or if he is trying to scan in some barcode !!

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Thank you very much for your help.

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