1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 23, 2009 11:37 AM by philmodjunk

    Scanning credit cards



      Scanning credit cards


      Is there a way to use a USB credit card scanner to pull information into FileMaker?  I'm not looking to connect to my merchant and process the order, I know there are solutions for that.  I simply want to scan the card and pull in the name, address, cc # etc.

        • 1. Re: Scanning credit cards

          Magnetic strip readers can be hooked up so that the computer responds to them just as though you typed the information stored in the strip directly from the keyboard. If you're hooked up in that fashion, then:


          Put the cursor in the desired FMP field

          Scan the card


          and you'll see the info stored in the magnetic strip in your field. If the information is encrypted in any way, you'll see it encrypted and then you'll have to come up with a way to remove the encryption which may or may not be impossible.


          We once had one of our DB's set up so that scanning the strip on the back of a CA driver's license automatically entered their DB number into a field. The same hardware would read any credit/debit card in my wallet in the same fashion.