1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 8, 2009 11:55 AM by philmodjunk

    Which input device

    rogerhadden

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      Which input device

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      Is it possible to capture which input device was used for data entry - eg keyboard/barcode scanner/card swipe/

        • 1. Re: Which input device
          philmodjunk
            

          With most card swipe, barcode scanner gadgets, you can program a pre- or post-amble that appends text to the beginning or end of your scanned text. Program a unique character or group of characters as just such a pre or post amble and then use either calcualtion fields or a script to parse out this label to distinguish between input devices.

           

          (You can usually program a post amble that includes a tab or enter character, so that a script is triggered at the end of each scan if you have filemaker pro 10.)