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Bar Code Reader and Drupal 7

5 years 6 months ago #124042 by iqsafe
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If one thought to build a system for a small shopping center, can Drupal 7 get input through bar code reader. Very much appreciating a guide in this regard.

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5 years 6 months ago #124044 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

Drupal has access to several bar code modules, I would however recommend you go with Googles Barcode Generator as the modules don't seem to have much support and you don't really need to integrate this with your site just use to get people back to your site.

If you are interested I will put together a quick guide on using Googles Barcode Generator for you?

Thanks,
Daniel
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5 years 6 months ago #124053 by iqsafe
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I would very appreciate it putting together this guide, as it is my first time to know about this topic.

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5 years 6 months ago #124060 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

The classic barcode generator has been replaced with a QR barcode generator so I will do a guide on using that for you it should be read by tomorrow for you.

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Daniel
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5 years 6 months ago #124073 by iqsafe
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That is OK thanks a lot. I also like you not to misunderstand me. To emphasize,the thing I wanted the typical bar code found on goods in shops which is mostly used to read the price. Is your guide in the direction to serve understanding this process? Thanks.

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5 years 6 months ago #124074 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

So you are not wanting a traditional barcode that takes you to a product on a website ? Or is that what you want.

Just looking for clarification.

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Daniel
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5 years 6 months ago #124075 by iqsafe
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You are right, I want to build a system (if possible) where this system can get for example a price input into a field (of a content type) by using a bar code reader. Is my clarification OK? Thanks.

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5 years 6 months ago #124076 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

And once you have price of a product for example do you then want the option to purchase it?

Thanks,
Daniel

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5 years 6 months ago #124077 by iqsafe
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Let's put it into this scenario: A customer makes shopping and collect many goods from shelves. The customer goes to the cashier and present the items. The cashier read the prices of items by a bar code reader and sum the total and the cashier inform the customer the total price that appear on the screen. The bar code reader device I imagine to read prices and input them into a Drupal system made for this purpose. Can this happen, can the bar code reader input the price into a content type and then after pressing total the bill is produced and reported to the customer.

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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #124083 by Daniel Pickering
Replied by Daniel Pickering on topic Bar Code Reader and Drupal 7
Hi iqsafe,

Sorry for the late reply you are probably better of with an entire POS (point of sale) system for that.
One is available if you install the development version it was updated this month so it is maintained.
www.drupal.org/project/commerce_pos

Do you use drush to set your sites up?

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Daniel
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5 years 6 months ago #124085 by iqsafe
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Thanks a lot for your efforts trying to help me. I heard of Drush but never used, do you think one must learn to install this project?

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5 years 6 months ago #124086 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

Yes it is proving to be a challenge the commerce_pos module requires a lot of supporting modules.
And one seems to be no longer available.

I definitely recommend drush when you have to install something that requires other modules and dependencies it will grab the files for you and save you time and effort.

We have a great video series on it if you want to check it out
www.ostraining.com/class/drush/

Thanks,
Daniel

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5 years 6 months ago #124100 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

Take a look at this blog post I did on the topic after talking to you.
My first blog post as well :)

www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/barcodes/

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Daniel
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5 years 6 months ago #124102 by iqsafe
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Many thanks for preparing this blog. I will read it and come back to you.

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5 years 6 months ago #124103 by Valentin
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Hi iqsafe,

Let us know if you need something else

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5 years 6 months ago #124104 by iqsafe
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This is a very good class in fact, but unfortunately it does not serve the purpose that I am after. I thought that Drupal can take in a price by a bar code reader device. I think this type of the thing I sought is beyond the uses of Drupal. Thanks.

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5 years 6 months ago #124116 by Daniel Pickering
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Hi iqsafe,

It's possible that you are right. Let me know if I can help with anything else sorry it didn't help.

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Daniel
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