Crystal Reports - code keystrokes into a barcode

I'm building a barcoded Sales Order form (Dynamics GP Packing Slip) using Crystal Reports. It will be used as a proof of delivery and will be returned to us and used to complete the transaction through invoicing. Much of the data is already barcoded allowing the order processors to quickly scan and open transactions and move through many of the data entry steps in GP. I've recorded macros to expedite the process for the employees processing the paperwork but to further simplify, i'd like to include my macro button combinations in another barcode.

How can i tell crystal reports to consider a combination of keys like "CTRL" + "F2" as having been depressed?
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I don't believe you can.

Crystal is intended to present information in a report format.  It is not intended to be interactive except for refreshing and changing the filtering.

Have you considered exporting the report to an interactive PDF?


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
bradlee27514Author Commented:
Thanks for your quick reply. I think you're right. I've been looking into it for a while and have been unable to find clear direction to my goal. This post to the resident experts was kind of a hail-mary.

I'll just leave it as is. Basically all i was trying to do was save the order processing people the step of putting down the scanner and hitting a key combo on their keyboard. I know it's just a minor inconvenience to them and no one complains about the current process but i try to optimize repetitive steps as much as possible for my users.

No worries. I'll call this one closed. Thanks again for your time.
bradlee27514Author Commented:
very timely reply.
bradlee27514Author Commented:
I'm a knucklehead. I can tackle this through the scanner, enabling it to interpret a designated character as keyboard input of any of the function keys. I can just map my macros to, say, F7 in Dynamics and then tell the scanner to recognize a specific character as a command to the computer to press the F7 key. Then all i have to do is barcode whatever 'that character key' is.

Life...finds a way.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Crystal Reports

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.