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Data Matrix Bar Code - Different Types Resulting in Different Output

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    kamathmanoj is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Unhappy Data Matrix Bar Code - Different Types Resulting in Different Output

    Hi Everyone,



    I am new to Access but even newer to Data Matrix Bar Codes. I have designed a simple form to try and simplify my question here. I have 2 similar data matrix bar codes. Both are created using different software. When I scan them using a Symbol MC32N0 scanner, to Notepad - they enter the exact same data. I tried scanning to Word 2016, they are the exact same. Each line has a "carriage return" and a "page break". However they behave very differently in MS Access. One code enters all the data into a single large text box and I can draw the data into an array for manipulation. The other one, puts each line into a different text box (or tries to) and if there is data in the text box, it replaces with a new data line every time. I have tried to show what happens below with a form that has no code across 3 text boxes.

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Name:	Data Matrix Bar Code (Program).png 
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ID:	39324

    Please help me understand what might be different as they show exactly the same in Notepad and in MS Word.

    Regards,
    Manoj

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    kamathmanoj is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Notepad data:
    (P)C22J148AA


    (V)SDI


    (S)1602552202


    (K)378159


    (1T)B904863


    (2Q)31700


    (1Q)1025


    (Q)1


    (ZC).06


    (ZMN).53


    (ZP).012


    (ZS).004


    (ZSI).01


    (ZAL).022


    (T)70.1


    (Y)55.4


    (E1)32


    (W)56.5700


    (G).1570

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    kamathmanoj is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Each field appears on its own page in Word like this:

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    In the first image, why is third item different in third box - last 2 digits are transposed.

    As I understand scanners and interaction with Access, they can be set to automatically leave textbox OR to continue on new line in same textbox depending on characters at end of code string. Usually an Enter character so focus will leave textbox and commit the input. I expect the two software are formatting codes differently.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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