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Integrating Barcode Scanning into Inventory System

Question asked by ECProduction on Jan 10, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2010 by philmodjunk


Integrating Barcode Scanning into Inventory System




I am relatively new to FileMaker.  We are using FileMaker Pro 10 on a PC running Windows XP (although it will eventually be transferred to a Windows Vista computer) and attempting to create an inventory system that integrates barcode scanning.  Ideally, we would like create a system similar to a library system where we would scan a user's card, thus triggering their account to open.  We would then proceed to scan individual items to "check-out" to that user in their account.  We would to be able to see what has been checked out to individual users as well as be able to see what is and is not available within the entire inventory.  


We were wondering is this is possible and, if so, what the best way of going about it would be.  We have the assets numbered and entered into the database.  The barcodes are based off of the asset ID number in our database.  Do we need to download and install any sort of plug in to get the barcodes to scan and be entered into FileMaker?


Thank you all so much for your assistance.  Any information would be helpful and greatly appreciated.