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Serial scanning to text files

Serial scanning to text files

Serial scanning to text files

I know with USB and wedges, this sort of technology may be falling by the wayside but I need something (TSR perhaps that in Windows compatible) that will monitor a com port for activity then write the data to a text file. Nothing fancy...it would have to have command line options to configure the baud, parity, etc... or an interface that would allow a one-time "setup" of the port so my users would not have to be bothered by it. As a barcode is scanned, it would write to a text file then when another scan was made, it would overwrite the previous file. The database program is already on a timer; so to speak, to look for a specified file and complete its programming. There should be some small VB programs around that will do this for not too much $$$.


Deon Cranford

RE: Serial scanning to text files

Did you find a solution?

DougP, MCP, A+

RE: Serial scanning to text files

I had told one other member that I hadn't searched for this type of solution..my question was basically asking if it was possible. I didn't know that retail software had been developed for this purpose already. I'll look into this one too.


Deon Cranford

RE: Serial scanning to text files

I do a little work in datacollection and have found Wedgeware useful.  I'm not sure it will do everything you are looking to do, but it might.

Good luck,


RE: Serial scanning to text files

If you want something custom
go here www.barcodeone.com

DougP, MCP, A+

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