7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2011 9:41 AM by philmodjunk

    Create script to find and print a record triggered by bar code scan

    Grant

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      Create script to find and print a record triggered by bar code scan

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      Hi all!

      I'm not sure how to do this.  I want to create a script to print out a record when I scan a barcode.  I have FIlemaker Pro 11.0v2

      (We want to print out a shipper document in packaging department to go with our product)

      The "barcode" field value is equal to my "order_number" field.  So basically

      I want to (I think....)

      1) Trigger the script with the scanner somehow....

      2) go to layout (shipper)

      3) go to field (order_number)

      4) somehow paste the data from the barcode scanner and enter to find the record

      5) and print the record.

      I think I have to set a trigger to have the scanner set everything in motion but I don't even know how to start to set a trigger much less perform the rest of the script.  I cannot find any kind of trigger functions in Filemaker

      Any help is appreciated.

      Thanks!

      Grant