Determine which document has been scanned in from a barcode on the document?

Hi Experts, can anyone please help me with the following:

We have a small database that generates staff work cards, currently when the job is complete staff members fill the details on hard copy I then type their details into the database  and scan the hard copy which is linked to the database record. If I add a barcode to the work card is it possible to scan the document in and write some code that determines which document has been scanned by looking at the barcode on the document? I am trying to automate this as much as possible. If anyone has examples of how to do this that would be amazing.

I am using Access 2003
Ian LeasonAsked:
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Yes, ReadIris can do this:

Automate business document processing

It is not free, neither expensive. I have tested many free OCR packages, and it is not worth saving the little money when ReadIris and others can do it.

An evaluation is offered so you can check it out.


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Ian LeasonAuthor Commented:
I will look into that Gustav, I had hoped there would be a way to do this without a separate product.. for example with the use of an ActiveX control that could be programmed in the db
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
There may be, but often such tools are quite expensive for some weird reason I haven't figured out.

Ian LeasonAuthor Commented:
I think we are going with that, not for the original idea, but, for our document storage processing as a whole. So, thank you Gustav!

Regards, Ian
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