I’m currently planning to implement our first barcode scanner project. In short, I need to have our final inspector scan 3 separate barcodes that were attached to the product during the manufacturing process. This will provide traceability from the product serial number down to the raw materials used in process. I would like the data from all 3 scans to become one row in the database. (MySQL)
I saw the news item about the available UDP Plug-in and have downloaded it. The news item said that FactorySQL’s string manipulation function can be used to clean/parse the data. I haven’t been able to find any detailed information on where this is or how to use it.
I also read a previous post which described using Kepware’s U-CON driver to set up a barcode scanner on the network. Do I HAVE to create a driver using U-CON in order to accomplish this?