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8 fields to be populated with ONE barcode.

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8 fields to be populated with ONE barcode.

gabrielharo
Hi: do you guys know if this is possible?, I am using TekLynx labelview software.

We have a form that has 7 or 8 fields that need to be populated. The idea is that the end user will scan the barcode and those fields will auto fill based on the one barcode.

Ie: need to fill
111 [ENTER] 999[ENTER] 5/11/20[ENTER] ETC...
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    Slayer_

    Which part are you having trouble with?

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    gabrielharo

    Let's assume you need to fill out the same form over and over again.. with different DATA. ie: A web site that asks you for name, last name, SSN, telephone, etc..., So instead of typing in all the information, you made barcodes for each one of the fields.. But.. in order NOT TO scan each barcode one by one, you just SCAN ONE BARCODE, and that barcode contains all this information, so it will read: Name - TAB- LAST NAME- TAB- SSN-TAB- PHONE NUMBER - ENTER. so I am wondering if there's a type of barcode that can read all this info at ONCE.. and that can be read by my symbol LS180 barcode reader.. I am using software labelview for label design. thanks

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    blarman

    Code 3 of 9 (or code 39) will do this. It supports several special characters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_39. Getting the font set may be a bit trickier: try http://www.mw-inc.com/.

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    robo_dev

    I would start with the technical documentation for the software app.....

    A lot depends on whether the barcode reader is a 'dumb' device that is a keyboard wedge, a smart device that is standalone, or a handheld device.

    Of course, the big question is where is the data going? If it's going into a database, then that would be the logical place to parse your data.

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    inverseninja

    Yeah you just need to either program the scanner with some logic to do it or put [CR]/[LF] and/or [Tab] control characters into the barcode. Code 128 and other support this as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_128
    I'd look at the table between entries 64 and 95.

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    rich madrid

    It bodes the question, why? A barcode seems to be the wrong place for the source of your information, once printed it is static. On the other hand if you use a unique number to identify a transaction the underlying data can be dynamic and equate to the organizations understanding of the record (all eight data fields) at the time it is scanned.

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    gabrielharo

    Let's assume you need to fill out the same form over and over again.. with different DATA. ie: A web site that asks you for name, last name, SSN, telephone, etc..., So instead of typing in all the information, you made barcodes for each one of the fields.. But.. in order NOT TO scan each barcode one by one, you just SCAN ONE BARCODE, and that barcode contains all this information, so it will read: Name - TAB- LAST NAME- TAB- SSN-TAB- PHONE NUMBER - ENTER. so I am wondering if there's a type of barcode that can read all this info at ONCE.. and that can be read by my symbol LS180 barcode reader.. I am using software labelview for label design. thanks

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    aspbarcode

    I only handled the same thing to print barcodes in 8 fields in Excel.

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    barcodetech

    I know my friend once scan the barcode to active the auto video, but no idea of the auto fill

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    Slayer_

    It was a simple bar code font. To get several pieces of information together, we just pipe delimited it and parsed it later.

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    donnygross

    there are many barcode types you can use, like QR Code, data Matrix, Code 128. But I think your biggest problem is how to merge all those cells into to one. It is easy in Excel but in other applications, I do not think it is a small case.


    http://www.barcodelib.com/excel_barcode/main.html

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    Slayer_

    Which part are you having trouble with?

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    gabrielharo

    Let's assume you need to fill out the same form over and over again.. with different DATA. ie: A web site that asks you for name, last name, SSN, telephone, etc..., So instead of typing in all the information, you made barcodes for each one of the fields.. But.. in order NOT TO scan each barcode one by one, you just SCAN ONE BARCODE, and that barcode contains all this information, so it will read: Name - TAB- LAST NAME- TAB- SSN-TAB- PHONE NUMBER - ENTER. so I am wondering if there's a type of barcode that can read all this info at ONCE.. and that can be read by my symbol LS180 barcode reader.. I am using software labelview for label design. thanks

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    blarman

    Code 3 of 9 (or code 39) will do this. It supports several special characters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_39. Getting the font set may be a bit trickier: try http://www.mw-inc.com/.

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    robo_dev

    I would start with the technical documentation for the software app.....

    A lot depends on whether the barcode reader is a 'dumb' device that is a keyboard wedge, a smart device that is standalone, or a handheld device.

    Of course, the big question is where is the data going? If it's going into a database, then that would be the logical place to parse your data.

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    Yup

    inverseninja

    Yeah you just need to either program the scanner with some logic to do it or put [CR]/[LF] and/or [Tab] control characters into the barcode. Code 128 and other support this as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_128
    I'd look at the table between entries 64 and 95.

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    rich madrid

    It bodes the question, why? A barcode seems to be the wrong place for the source of your information, once printed it is static. On the other hand if you use a unique number to identify a transaction the underlying data can be dynamic and equate to the organizations understanding of the record (all eight data fields) at the time it is scanned.

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    gabrielharo

    Let's assume you need to fill out the same form over and over again.. with different DATA. ie: A web site that asks you for name, last name, SSN, telephone, etc..., So instead of typing in all the information, you made barcodes for each one of the fields.. But.. in order NOT TO scan each barcode one by one, you just SCAN ONE BARCODE, and that barcode contains all this information, so it will read: Name - TAB- LAST NAME- TAB- SSN-TAB- PHONE NUMBER - ENTER. so I am wondering if there's a type of barcode that can read all this info at ONCE.. and that can be read by my symbol LS180 barcode reader.. I am using software labelview for label design. thanks

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    aspbarcode

    I only handled the same thing to print barcodes in 8 fields in Excel.

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    barcodetech

    I know my friend once scan the barcode to active the auto video, but no idea of the auto fill

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    Slayer_

    It was a simple bar code font. To get several pieces of information together, we just pipe delimited it and parsed it later.

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    donnygross

    there are many barcode types you can use, like QR Code, data Matrix, Code 128. But I think your biggest problem is how to merge all those cells into to one. It is easy in Excel but in other applications, I do not think it is a small case.


    http://www.barcodelib.com/excel_barcode/main.html