Bar Code readers may be used with Helix to speed data input. Data must be stored in a Text Field and may be entered when the cursor is flashing in a Text Data Rectangle on a View..
Make sure the bar coding equipment does not place a carriage return at the end of the scanned information. Some scanners will allow you to place a Tab at the end of the scanned information, which will then cause the cursor to advance to the next Field on the View, saving time and effort.
A popular use of Bar Codes with Helix is in product management. By using a Code 3-of-9 bar code font in your system, you can display and print bar codes of Product Numbers that will be readable by most Bar Code readers. Be sure to display the data between two asterisks, using an Abacus such as the one shown below: