To whom it may concern:
I am not new to MS Access, however, I am new at trying to integrate a barcode scanner as a data entry device for MS Access. I have spent the better part of the day reading everything I can find about my specific scanner (Metrologic MS1633 Bluetooth) to no avail. My basic problem is this; Every time I scan an item into a combo box lookup field the field goes blank and the field doesn't execute the look up. If I select another field on the form, and then return to the lookup field, the scanned information shows up mysteriously and the field executes the lookup showing the data I was looking to retrieve in the first place. WTF. I have tried to set the focus back to the field, even set the focus to a different field programmatically and then back to the original field via code and that didn't work. I have turned off all the carriage returns and the auto tabs that the barcode scanner is capable of sending and that didn't work. The problem has been frustrating to say the least. Oh, it gets better.. I have a USB Wedge version that connects via a cable and it works as programmed. The problem is I need to use the wireless bluetooth equivalent for my application. The bar code scanner works exactly like the other functioning scanner on a regular "Note Pad" form, but as soon as I try it within my database, BAM! it doesn't work.