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Barcodes and Scanning Help

Question asked by JuliaLatino on Dec 3, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2013 by stwinton


Barcodes and Scanning Help


     My program currently uses FilerMaker Pro 12 to organize out lending library. We are trying to swtich from a card and pocket system to barcode scanning. I'm pretty confused and I have a few questions:

     1. Am I correct in assuming that a barcode plug-in will create a barcode for my assets and store it with the asset, perhaps in the image section?

     (such as this one by IDAutomation

     2. After creating and printing a barcode for a book, I can hook up a USB barcode scanner and scan the barcode. Then the asset should come up in FileMaker? 

     3. Will I be able to print the barcodes onto labels? 


     I'm sorry for the silly questions. This is all a little hard to visualize, and since you have to purchase everything, I don't really have the opportunity for hands-on exploration. I'm thankful for any help.