1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 2:44 AM by Jan Rychter

    Replacing RS, GS and EOT codes using ADF rules?

    Jan Rychter

      Hi,

       

      I need to find a way to use a DS2208 in HID mode, scanning through a web browser app (https://partsbox.io/). I have this running nicely with LS2208, but 2D barcodes introduce a new problem: ISO15434 codes use non-printable characters: RS, GS and EOT (ASCII 30, 29 and 4, respectively), which are interpreted as keyboard shortcuts by the browsers.

       

      A possible solution has been suggested by SAP in their "SAP ME How-To-Guide for Barcode Scanning" (https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/download/attachments/361234549/SAP%20ME%20How-To-Guide%20-%20Barcode%20Scanning.pdf?versio… ) — they recommend using 123Scan2 to setup the scanner so that it replaces these characters with strings: {RS}, {GS} and {EOT}, respectively. Unfortunately, their instructions are for an older version of 123Scan2, it seems.

       

      I was unable to set up these replacements using ADF rules: the first problem I encounter is that the program prompts me for the string to be detected and I have no way of entering the RS, GS or EOT characters (I tried the Windows alt-key trick, with no success).

       

      Is there a way to set up those replacements? Will I be able to provide a bar code that my customers can scan and use their DS scanners with my web app?

       

      Any help would be much appreciated.

       

      best regards,

      --Jan

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