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scan file into database

scan file into database

Hi. I have a customer who wants to scan a file into the database. Does anyone have any idea how to set this up? Thanks lhuffst

RE: scan file into database

Could you be more specific?
Do you want to scan the document and save it as PDF?
Or scan it and use OCR (optical character recognition) to save data from that document into some fields in some tables in the DB?

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: scan file into database

I just want to scan it to a pdf and attach (link?) it to a table in the database. This customer keeps track of when an employees fills out documents incorrectly so they want to have the paper stored that shows what is wrong and then be able to create a report that shows how many errors per employee per time frame.
I'm guessing that I should scan to a file location on a shared drive and keep the link in the database but am not sure that's a good way to proceed and if it is, how I would go about accomplishing that.

RE: scan file into database

Sorry about digging deeper into this (your customer) problem (without providing the solution you seek), but a few more questions/suggestions.
“keeps track of when an employees fills out documents incorrectly” so I assume they do it ‘by hand’ (correct?). Not the answer to your question, but is it possible to automate the process and have the documents fill electronically? If done right - with all validations of the input data - it is impossible to fill documents incorrectly. And no need to keep track of the problem because there will be no more problems.

Just curious...

Have fun.

---- Andy

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

RE: scan file into database

That's a good idea. I will check with the customer. the sample that they gave me is a written handreciept for receiving checks for meter deposits an meter leases. Most of this is done in the field and I don't think they have laptops there.

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