From what I can rememeber about working with these, look in the scanner manual and see how you set up a postamble, an implied keystroke if you will, that will occur after every barcode is successfully scanned.

Subject: RE: Auto advancing display screen> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:44:05 -0400> From: pkestenbaum@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > One thing I overlooked when I posted is the application is on Windows.> The data gets downloaded from the the i. > > -----Original Message-----> From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shannon ODonnell> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:35 PM> To: 'RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries'> Subject: RE: Auto advancing display screen> > As someone pointed out earlier, a bar code scanner, at least all the> ones I> ever wrote programs to interface with, automatically shot an enter key> escape character to the 5250 screen. Did you try this to see if yours> does> this or not? It's been a long long time since I did this last but I> seem to> remember using CHECK(ER) along with the scanner's own enter escape> character> that was automatically fed to my program(s).> > > As far as hitting enter to refresh the screen...You can have the 5250> screen> auto-update by letting it use a data queue (in addition to the keyboard)> to> implement an auto-refresh. Then you can avoid forcing them to hit the> Enter> key to refresh it.> > Look around on the web for examples. I remember doing this back in 1992> or> 1993 based on an article floating around in one of the magazines back> then.> I'm sure it's been "rediscovered" once or twice since then and hauled> back> out to be published as if it was a new idea. That sort of thing happens> constantly with the iSeries. I've seen it on this list more times than> I> can count.> > > > > > -----Original Message-----> From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]> On Behalf Of Phil Kestenbaum> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:07 PM> To: RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries> Subject: RE: Auto advancing display screen> > I would like to do something along these lines for a field to take some> kind of bar code as if it is an enter key. This would save the shipper> from having to leave the packages area and go back to the screen for> each package, to just have to hit enter to continue to Refresh the> screen.> > Thank you,> Phil> > -----Original Message-----> From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Craig Jacobsen> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:58 PM> To: 'RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries'> Subject: RE: Auto advancing display screen> > > > > Bar code readers(*) do it by simply by appending the control code for> enter> to the data stream.> > What is the control code (in hex)? This is what I want to concatenate> to> the end of the field!> > *At least those that are attached via an actual or emulated keyboard> wedge.> When the data hits the> hardware, it looks just like the data was typed in and enter pressed.> > Not sure what you are trying to do, how is the data getting into the> field?> > Charles Wilt > --> Software Engineer> CINTAS Corporation - IT 92B> 513.701.1307> > wiltc@xxxxxxxxxx> > > > -----Original Message-----> > From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]> > On Behalf Of Craig Jacobsen> > Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:52 AM> > To: 'RPG programming on the AS400 / iSeries'> > Subject: Auto advancing display screen> > > > Does anyone know a hex code I can append at the end of a field to act> like> > enter?> > Barcode readers can usually be configured to auto enter a scan.> > How do they do it?> > > > TIA,> > > > Craig> > > > > > > > This e-mail transmission contains information that is intended to be> confidential and privileged. 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