How do I integrate a Barcode scanner with Access?



I want to use a barcode scanner with Access. I see many articles about
barcode printing but nothing regarding the use of a scanner. I want to be
able to scan a barcode and have that scan feed my form based on the
information stored in my database.

Tom van Stiphout

On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:05:02 -0800, booismycat

Your barcode vendor should have some of that information for you. But
essentially a barcode is simply text in a funny font, and you can scan
the value into a textbox and then take it from there.

Microsoft Access MVP

Daniel Pineault

From what I understand, and perhaps one of the MVPS might confirm or correct
me, but I believe the scanner is just like a Keyboard I/O to access. In
other words, select the control to accept the scanner value and scan. The
bar code value will be input as if you had typed it on the keyboard.

If you have a scanner, it should be very easy to verify.
Hope this helps,

Daniel Pineault
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