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barcode scanning and OnObjectKeystroke in FileMaker Go

Question asked by larsheise on Oct 7, 2014

I have a solution in FileMaker Go where I want to grab products for a receipt via a barcode scanner.


So I made a global field with an OnObjectKeystroke script that says:

If Code ( Get ( TriggerKeystroke ) ) = 10 or Code ( Get ( TriggerKeystroke ) ) = 13

do script

End if


On my new iPad Air with iOS 8 and the latest FileMaker Go 13.0.5 – this solution now only works randomly.


Let us say the barcode is 8215 – then the result may be correct with the first 3 scans – but then it suddenly reads 8251 or 2815 or ... in the field.


If I put an exit script step as the first step in my script it still fails randomly.

When I remove the OnObjectKeystroke from the field, the barcode is read correctly every time.


I have an iPad 3. Gen., with iOS 7 and FileMaker Go 13.0.4. This combination still works.


Any comments, workarounds etc. would be very welcome.