[AccessD] FW: Wedge Bar Code Scanners

John Bodin jbodin at sbor.com
Mon Mar 5 10:08:57 CST 2018

Hi Rocky, works the same way.  Wherever you have the cursor and then hit the scan, the data will go there.  Person would click in whatever appropriate field on your data entry screen, then scan the barcode and it would type the data in there.  If they had Notepad open and scanned the barcode, scan would go to Notepad.



John Bodin

sBOR Office Systems

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From: AccessD <accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com> on behalf of Rocky Smolin <rockysmolin at bchacc.com>
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 10:42 AM
To: 'Access Developers discussion and problem solving'; List; 'Off Topic'
Subject: [AccessD] FW: Wedge Bar Code Scanners

Dear Lists:

A client of mine with who I am working long distance, needs a bar code
scanner to deliver bar code data to the app I wrote for him.

In the past I recommended to clients who needed bar code scanning to use the
'wedge' approach as to the app the scanned code looked like it was coming
from the keyboard, so no additional development or testing was required on
my part. Just click into the appropriate text box and walla! The code would
appear there.

He's looking to me to recommend a scanner.  Most of them now are straight
USB, many Bluetooth.  What I don't know is, when you are using a scanner
plugged into a USB port, where does the scanned data go?  I think I  could
probably figure this out if I had the scanner here and some of his bar
codes.  But maybe that would be unnecessary.

So when plugged into a USB port, where does the scanned data go?  Does the
app have to poll the port for data?


Rocky Smolin

Beach Access Software




Skype: rocky.smolin

From: Mark Carey [mailto:m.carey at imcfab.com]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 6:32 AM
To: Rocky Smolin
Subject: RE: Wedge Bar Code Scanners

Can you point me to the one I need to purchase?  Does it come with a dongle
for the Bluetooth?



From: Rocky Smolin [mailto:rockysmolin at bchacc.com]
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:55 PM
To: Mark Carey <m.carey at imcfab.com>
Subject: RE: Wedge Bar Code Scanners

That one may not work for you Mark.  It's for POS/Android/IOS/Imac/Ipad.
You need something that's Windows compatible.  The specs say

"It also can work with PC. If you don't know how connect with your PC,
please contact seller for driver which can help you connect scanner with
your PC easyly."  So that might not be so straightforward.

There's another one on the page


which is wired but specifies that it reads the most common bar code types:

"Supports a wide range of barcodes types: UPC/EAN, UCC/EAN 128, Code 39,
Code 39 Full ASCII, Trioptic Code 39, Code 128, Code 128 Full ASCII,
Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 93, MSI, Code 11, RSS
variants, Chinese 2 of 5"

And is plug and play with any USB port. Might be a better choice.  If the
cable is too short you can get a USB extension cord - male on one end,
female on the other.


From: Mark Carey [mailto:m.carey at imcfab.com]
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 2:20 PM
To: Rocky Smolin
Subject: RE: Wedge Bar Code Scanners

I got the one with link below.  $79.00

361> &page=2&keywords=keyboard+wedge+barcode+scanner&ie=UTF8&qid=1518802361

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