Do the licenses have a magnetic strip? Or are they printed only? Unfortunately the differences from state to state make this a fairly frustrating process.
If it's a mag strip, you can get a stripe reader that acts like a keyboard, dumps the scan result into a text field, and trigger a script that parses out the results.
Not sure if the credit card stripe readers will work for you. You might need to get a lightning to USB adaptor and use a generic USB stripe reader.
I am mostly looking for Florida and NY decoder
They have a bar code of some sort on the license. My goal is a FileMaker go solution without additional hardware...
Thanks for the ideas
If there's a barcode on both, just try using Insert From Device, selecting a type of barcode, and sticking the result into a text field. If you sample that with a simple test database you should be able to see the result of the barcode and if you can decode it. All native filemaker without the need for a dongle or really any special work.
Driver's license barcodes are usually in some kind of 2D barcode format. I personally haven't worked with this format so I'm unsure it's supported. But given that GS1 / QR codes are supported it's definitely worth a try.
Worst case, you might have to take a picture, and send it to some sort of API for decoding. It's still possible, but will require some heavy lifting. I'd definitely toss together a quick sample file playing around with insert from device to see if it gets you where you need.
Don't know if this helps you, but my Georgia license comes across as CODE-128.
Most drivers license barcodes are PDF-417, which FileMaker Go does not scan with the built-in Insert From Device script step. Having a Bluetooth scanner will probably give you better scan performance, but if you really want everything in one device, you can look for an iOS app that scans PDF-417 and can interact with FileMaker Go via a URL handshake.
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