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Capture date from barcode back in to pdf

Jun 13, 2007 3:13 AM


Is it possible to capture data from a barcode on an barcoded form en have it automaticly put back in the form-fields with an handscanner?

Thanks in advance,

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    Jun 13, 2007 4:54 AM   in reply to Ruytero
    Hi Ronny, yes, you can do this if you encode your barcode using a tab delimited format.

    Is your hand-scanner a keyboard wedge based scanner or a serial scanner (or usb / serial)?
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    Jun 14, 2007 5:05 AM   in reply to Ruytero
    Hi Ronny, with the tab delimited fields I don't know how you would populate a drop-down list.

    This sample may help you. It's a good example of a form that allows both filling and printing and then filling again on the same form. l/
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    Jun 14, 2007 6:16 AM   in reply to Ruytero
    In JavaScript you can retrieve the barcode label using this syntax:


    One trick to finding this kind of information in a form is to go directly to the XML source of the form. Work your way into the object and you can usually work out what the syntax should be.

    When you look at the XML for the barcode, you will see from the above example that the label is contained in the text element of the caption value.
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    Jul 14, 2008 3:47 AM   in reply to Ruytero
    Hi RonnyR,

    Can you please tell me how you can populate the form data from 2D barcode, have you done this through script(javascript)?.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Faisal Afzal
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