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    Ry Hanlon
    Help with pic2shop (iphone) barcoding sysem and FM!
    Forum post posted June 21, 2011 by Ry Hanlon , last edited February 9, 2012
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    Title:
    Help with pic2shop (iphone) barcoding sysem and FM!
    Post:
    I hope you can help! Thanks in advance.
    (I'll tell you my hardware and software details first)
    Hardware:
    XP computer
    Iphone 3GS mobile phone

    Software:
    Filemaker PRO Advanced 11
    Filemaker GO (for Iphone)
    Pic2shop (for Iphone)
    Pic2Shop PRO (for iphone)
    (I'm farly new to all of this)

    Here's my dilemma:
    I want to integrate FM and P2S (pro), creating a database/ inventory for my home business.
    I have all of the database ready, however I need to get the barcoding system working. 
    I want to use my Iphone to scan my stock to keep track on the good numbers. I've seen it done
    before but I just need to know what scripts ect I need to be able to, ideally (press scan on my Iphone
    (or PC) and then the app changes to P2S, collects the barcode from scan, and then changes back
    to FM to record the barcode) 

    There surly must be a way to do this, I hope you can help and if not point me in the right diretion.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

    Answer

     

    • IT_User

      http://www.skeletonkey.com/blog/filemaker_go_barcode_scanning_with_pic2shop

      The above link I got from the link below.  That might be able to help you.

      http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/f56b69bd85

      I have only worked on external bluetooth barcode scanning.

    • Ry Hanlon

      Thank you so much "IT_User"!

      I have followed your answer and It's help so much, however there is just one thing that's extremely puzzling, which is:

      I want to know how to input that data (EAN, UPC numbers ect) into the database automatically.

      Do you know how to do this? 

      Thank you for your help!

      Ryan 

    • IT_User

      Sorry I didn't get back to you.  It was because I didn't know how to do this. Now I am faced with a similar problem.  I will try and let you know if I come up with anything.

      Thanks!

    • PhilModJunk

      There are several threads in the FM GO section of the forum that discuss using scanner with FM GO. You may want to search out those threads or post a question about this in the FM GO section of the Forum.