I am developing a new application that scans vendor bar-codes into our system and translates the Scan ID into the part#'s used by our business. My business has a requirement that the only method of entry is via a bar-code scanner. The scan ID cannot be manually entered into the application. If manual entry is needed for any reason, the user is required to perform the manual entry from a different screen. The reason for this is they want to be able to tell what parts are being scanned vs what parts are manually entered in order to determine compliance metrics for our bar-code scanning initiative.
I know if I leave the Scan ID field as Input capable, the scanning works just fine. Everything I have tried to block keyboard entry on this field also blocks input from the bar-code scanner.
I have been told that other companies are able to perform bar-code scanning in this manner using an AS/400, but i can find no information about how this could be done.
I would appreciate any information or help that you could provide.
June 10, 2010 11:33 PM
June 18, 2010 1:46 AM