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Creating a new record/accessing a record upon scanning a barcode FileMaker Pro 11

Question asked by PhillipEnriquez on Jul 28, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 30, 2015 by micagordon

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Creating a new record/accessing a record upon scanning a barcode FileMaker Pro 11

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Hello all,

I need to create a database in FileMaker Pro 11, that utilizes a barcode system, for hundreds of video tapes.  I designed the layout and have included a text field named Barcode.

Upon scanning a barcode, I would like to:
-create a new record
-access/edit a record

Initially this seemed easy to do, but I have spent the past 4 days  researching, reading posts from many different forums (including this  one),  and trying out different scripts without any success.  I have a  very basic understanding of what must be done, but  I just can't seem to  figure out the correct scripts to use Please someone help me, my head is about to explode

Thank you for your time and I appreciate your assistance,
p

p.s. here is the most current multi-line script I've tried:

Go to layout ["tape library"]

Go to field [tape library::Barcode]

Loop

  Pause/Resume Script [Indefinitely]

  New Record/Request

  Set Field [tape library::Barcode]

End Loop

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