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Card Swipe to textbox - No Keyboard

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Bob Barnes, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Bob Barnes

    Bob Barnes
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    I have written an Access DB to accept a Card Swipe to place 5 characters in
    a textbox...I am using the AfterUpdate event, instad of Change...

    I have not seen the Card Swipe equipment yet.

    Has anyone used Card Swipe equipment like this? If so, once the
    5-characters are paced in the textbox, w/ No keyboard, how is the AfterUpdate
    triggered? How
    is an Enter or Tab coordinated w/ the Card Swipe equipment??

    I received this from a friend...
    Most card swipe equipment I have seen is are keyboard dongles. They simply
    plug into the keyboard port and the keyboard plugs into them. When the card
    is scaned it simple sends the information as if you typed on the keyboard. A
    simple textbox would work. You would just need to use the on change event of
    the textbox and count the characters.

    TIA - Bob
     
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  3. Michael H

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    Bob,

    I can't say for sure, as I don't have any Card Swipe equipment. However, I
    have used a hand scanner, which the keyboard connects through in the way you
    describe below. When using a hand scanner, a Carriage Return is sent right
    after the data, which could trigger an After Update event. There is a chance
    the Card Swipe equipment would work in a similar way.

    -Michael

    "Bob Barnes" wrote:

    > I have written an Access DB to accept a Card Swipe to place 5 characters in
    > a textbox...I am using the AfterUpdate event, instad of Change...
    >
    > I have not seen the Card Swipe equipment yet.
    >
    > Has anyone used Card Swipe equipment like this? If so, once the
    > 5-characters are paced in the textbox, w/ No keyboard, how is the AfterUpdate
    > triggered? How
    > is an Enter or Tab coordinated w/ the Card Swipe equipment??
    >
    > I received this from a friend...
    > Most card swipe equipment I have seen is are keyboard dongles. They simply
    > plug into the keyboard port and the keyboard plugs into them. When the card
    > is scaned it simple sends the information as if you typed on the keyboard. A
    > simple textbox would work. You would just need to use the on change event of
    > the textbox and count the characters.
    >
    > TIA - Bob
     
  4. Bob Barnes

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    Michael - thank you. I have heard that is how that equipment operates.

    I'll find out when I get to the Job site & meet the other Sub-Contractor.

    Bob

    "Michael H" wrote:

    > Bob,
    >
    > I can't say for sure, as I don't have any Card Swipe equipment. However, I
    > have used a hand scanner, which the keyboard connects through in the way you
    > describe below. When using a hand scanner, a Carriage Return is sent right
    > after the data, which could trigger an After Update event. There is a chance
    > the Card Swipe equipment would work in a similar way.
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > "Bob Barnes" wrote:
    >
    > > I have written an Access DB to accept a Card Swipe to place 5 characters in
    > > a textbox...I am using the AfterUpdate event, instad of Change...
    > >
    > > I have not seen the Card Swipe equipment yet.
    > >
    > > Has anyone used Card Swipe equipment like this? If so, once the
    > > 5-characters are paced in the textbox, w/ No keyboard, how is the AfterUpdate
    > > triggered? How
    > > is an Enter or Tab coordinated w/ the Card Swipe equipment??
    > >
    > > I received this from a friend...
    > > Most card swipe equipment I have seen is are keyboard dongles. They simply
    > > plug into the keyboard port and the keyboard plugs into them. When the card
    > > is scaned it simple sends the information as if you typed on the keyboard. A
    > > simple textbox would work. You would just need to use the on change event of
    > > the textbox and count the characters.
    > >
    > > TIA - Bob
     

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