Subject Re: [firebird-support] Field for BarCode
Author Regina Phandu
On Friday 25 July 2003 10:15, Ryan Nilsson-Harding wrote:
> Hi there.
> I am nearing the end of the primary development of my app. Testing
> will begin in about a month or so.
> In the future, I would like to add a barcode scan ability to my app.
> I will be setting all of this up in a later release, but I would like
> to have the table structure ready now, for when I do this later.
> I'm gathering I will be using a BLOB field (sub_type binary)
> Can anyone give me any relevant pointers on storing barcode data?
> Is this field all thats needed, as far as FB is concerned, to store
> this kind of data?
> Is there anything tricky needed for this blob field? Do I need a
> filter of any kind?
> Thanks for any info.
> Rgds,
> -Ryan

I use varchar datatype for a barcode scan and it works fine. no need blob