You need the bar code scanner on the client side. PHP
has nothing to deal with the bar code.

I have implemented the bar code system for the online
library management system for one reputed school at
Chicago. For every book, system is generating the
unique id and later on i am exporting these ids and
printing in the bar code format. You can find that
software by simple google search. Later on librarians
are using the bar code scanner, which will pick up the
unique id and look up in the database for further

I hope this is clear. Let me know if you have any


--- "CPT John W. Holmes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> PHP wouldn't have anything to do with it. Your
> barcode should "fill in" a
> text area on a web page, which is the submitted to a
> PHP file for
> processing. You'll need something client site to get
> the code from the
> scanner to the web page.
> Unless you're talking about a program that acutally
> monitors the COM port
> that the scanner is plugged into on the server?
> ---John Holmes...
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Norma Ramirez - TECNOSOFT"
> To: "lista php" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 3:19 PM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Bar codes in PHP
> Hi all, does someone know how to capture or read bar
> codes from php? It will
> be great if I could do inputs to my database
> directly from bar codes in the
> products. Ideas???
> Thank´s
> Norma Ramirez
> Area de Desarrollo Web
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