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    Database software that can work with barcode reader

    Does anybody know of a database program that allows one to use a barcode scanning system? It would be like a library system, but used to track inventory. A library program can work though (we would just see checked out as sold or something like that).

    Thanks a lot!!

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Most barcode scanners use RS-232 serial connections. If the application doesn't support input from a serial device, then you will have to write an application to "glue" the scanner output to the program/database input. I do this all the time in order to lookup routing for pallets, totes, etc in a warehouse and then control the conveyors and agv's in the warehouse to move the lot to the next station in its route. It's not hard, but does require some C or C++ programming.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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