Bar code behavior in Panorama 6


#1

I have a client who recently converted from Pan 6 Windows to Mac. On her windows file, she would scan in an item and the database would automatically go to the next record to scan a second item. On the Mac, she has to put down the scanner and select the next record.

Is there a setting or something we are missing to get the Mac version to work the same as the PC version did?


#2

It doesn’t sound like this is a Panorama question, rather, a question about the behavior of the bar code scanner software.


#3

Input by a bar code scanner is no different than input from a keyboard. If the Windows version was adding a record after each scan, odds are that a procedure was doing it.

Was the field set up with an auto trigger to add a record and activate the field after data input?

You could also have a loop that uses a GetText for the scanner input. A press of OK or the Enter key can enter the scan data, add a new record and open the GetText again - until the Cancel button is clicked.


#4

Input by a bar code scanner is no different than input from a keyboard. If the Windows version was adding a record after each scan, odds are that a procedure was doing it.

Was the field set up with an auto trigger to add a record and activate the field after data input?

Nope.

You could also have a loop that uses a GetText for the scanner input. A press of OK or the Enter key can enter the scan data, add a new record and open the GetText again - until the Cancel button is clicked.

Thanks for the idea, however, she has a part in one hand and a scanner in the other. She doesn’t want to have to put one down to deal with a dialog box or press the return key.


#5

Most scanner software can be configured to follow a scan with a Tab or Return.