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DATALOGIC MEMOR

Windward Software

* The Datalogic memor Handheld Mobile Computer is not really a data collector, and does not directly interface with System Five. However, it does come preloaded with software that enables it to be USED as a data collector. This software enables the device to create CSV files that can be imported into POs, Invoices and Physical Inventory Counts.*

To be able to scan Alpha Numeric barcodes, the version of System Five you are running MUST be version 6.1.2.254 or higher.
If you are using an older version of System Five you will only be able to scan numeric barcodes.

ON THE PC

INSTALLING PAL COMMUNICATOR

Just accept the defaults by clicking Next.

Click Next again to start the installation

Installation is complete. Click Next.

CONFIGURING PAL COMMUNICATOR

  • Open PAL Communicator

  • Choose whether you want the batch files to open in Excel or Notepad. We recommend Notepad because Excel will force some changes to the file that we do not want, such as dropping leading zeros from barcode numbers. Notepad will not do this.
  • On this screen you can also set the default directory that the batch file will be downloaded into.
  • To change the path click on the settings tab.

  • Also in the settings tab you can choose to append new counts to the existing file on your PC or Overwrite it., which you would not normally want, unless you will be leaving the count on the device and keep coming back to it to add more items. What this means that even after synchronizing your counts, those counts would remain on the PC and the next time you synchronize parts from the device, the new parts will be added to the previous list.

We recommend setting this option to Replace rather than append, it would be a good Idea to also check the check box next to Copy Files To Backup so that there is a backup of your count prior it being modified or deleted.

  • Click on OK to save, and the PAL application will minimize to your Windows Tray.

  • Pal Communicator must be running on the PC for it to import the count batch from the data collector.

ON THE DEVICE

CONFIGURING THE PAL APP

(To do these steps you may need to use the stylus that is equipped with the device)

  • Open the Pal APP

  • Click on Pal Settings icon

  • Click pal apps tab

  • Select shelf inventory from application drop down
  • In main tab, uncheck include application id, and include time stamp
  • In fields tab, uncheck fields 1 and 4.

To scan Alpha Numeric Barcodes

(System Five Version 6.1.2.254 or higher only)

This configuration will place quotes around the barcode whether it is Alpha Numeric or Numeric. In version 6.1.2.254 and higher, System Five is able to strip out the quotes when importing.

  • Field 2 is item, and field 3 is the quantity
  • Select field 2, and make sure that Loop and Required are checked, and that Type is set to Text.
  • Select field 3, Loop should not be checked, but Required should be checked. make sure Type is set to Number and set default to 1.
  • Select another tab and then come back to make sure the settings are remembered.
  • Exit Pal Settings by clicking on the X button on the top right of the screen.
  • Exit the Pal Applications menu by clicking on the X button on the top right of the screen, and click Yes to exit.
  • You should now be able to start scanning barcodes and entering quantities.
Alpha Numeric barcodes are NOT supported by any version of System Five prior to 6.1.2.254

Older versions of System Five will only be able to scan Numeric Barcodes and MUST follow this process.

This process will store the barcodes in the Memor device without quotes.

  • Field 2 is item, and field 3 is the quantity
  • Select field 2, and make sure that Loop and Required are checked, and that Type is set to Number
  • Select field 3, Loop should not be checked, but Required should be checked. make sure Type is set to Number and set default to 1.
  • Select another tab and then come back to make sure the settings are remembered.
  • Exit Pal Settings by clicking on the X button on the top right of the screen.
  • Exit the Pal Applications menu by clicking on the X button on the top right of the screen, and click Yes to exit.
  • You should now be able to start scanning barcodes and entering quantities.

USING THE DATALOGIC MEMOR TO CREATE COUNT BATCHES

Please note that the device defaults to using an alpha keypad. To switch between alpha and numeric keypad press the ALPHA key (bottom right side)

  • Open the Pal APP

  • Tap on the Shelf Inventory icon

  • You will then be prompted to enter an inventory item number, or you can click the orange scan button on the memor's keyboard to scan a barcode.

  • Next you are prompted to enter a quantity. You can enter this on the memor keyboard. If you are pressing a number on the keyboard, and getting letters instead, you must press the Alpha key on the device to change it to a numeric keyboard.

  • Once you enter a quantity, press the ENT key on the memor keyboard to accept the quantity. This will bring you back to the Item screen and it is ready for you to scan your next barcode.

SAMPLE

The collector will export a file with the barcode number, a comma, and the quantity.

It will look like this:

123456789101,1
101987654321,5
987654321101,2

TRANFERRING FILE BACK TO THE PC

  • Open PAL Communicator
  • set device into cradle
  • Windows Mobile Device Center will pop up.
  • Close the Windows Mobile Device Center. It is not needed for the data collection process.
  • PAL Communicator should have started transferring the count batch file to your PC, and saved it to the folder you previously set up.

  • Once it transfers the file it will open in notepad.

  • If the file did not transfer, you can click the transfer button to manually transfer it.
  • By default the file is saved in C:\Pal\data\InFile\
  • BE VERY CAUTIOUS… If it did transfer, and you press the transfer button it will move the file to a backup folder C:\Pal\data\InFile\Backup
  • The problem here is that the backup folder will only contain one file. If a new file is transferred from the Datalogic memor, the backed up file will be overwritten by the new backup. If you need to store multiple copies of the collected files, you need to rename the file before transferring a new file.

CONFIGURE SYSTEM FIVE TO READ THE COLLECTED FILE'S FORMAT

The data collector files are not automatically imported into System Five. However, you still need to go into the Setup Wizard in System Five and make the following changes.

From the Navigator window, click on Setup Tools and Setup Wizard.

  • Scroll down to Point Of Sale Devices
  • Click on Data Collector/File Import Settings
  • The only setting you need here is to set the Data Collector File Format to Item,quan. All other parameters should be left blank, as they have no bearing on importing the data collector files.
  • Now click close to exit the setup wizard

IMPORTING FILE INTO AN INVOICE

To import a Data Collector File into an invoice, you must first be in a New Sale screen. If you are in the Touch Screen or Quick Sale screen you will need to press F4 on your keyboard to see the New Sale Screen.

From this screen you can import a Data Collector File by Clicking on the little down arrow next to the Add Item button, and then click on Import from Data File.

  • Browse to the C drive - Local Disk (C:)
  • From the dropdown on the bottom right of the screen select All Files (*.*)
  • Browse to the following Folder : Pal, Data, InFile, and then click on your Data collector file.
  • In this example we named it PAL.INV.csv.
  • Click the Open button

System Five will ask Delete File C:\Pal\InFile\PAL.INV.csv

I would recommend clicking on the No button and manually deleting the file later.

And as you can see the invoice has been populated with the items based on the barcode and quantity.

IMPORTING FILE INTO A PURCHASE ORDER

This process is very much like the process of Importing File into an Invoice.

  • From within a Purchase Order, select the Order Tab.
  • Click on the little down arrow next to the Add Item button, and then click on Import from Scanner File.

  • Browse to the C drive - Local Disk (C:)
  • From the dropdown on the bottom right of the screen select All Files (*.*)
  • Browse to the following Folder : Pal, Data, InFile, and then click on your Data collector file.
  • In this example we named it PAL.INV.csv.
  • Click the Open button

System Five will ask Delete File C:\Pal\InFile\PAL.INV.csv

I would recommend clicking on the No button and manually deleting the file later.

And as you can see the Purchase Order has been populated with the items based on the barcode and quantity.

IMPORTING FILE INTO A PHYSICAL INVENTORY COUNT

This section will only be covering steps specific to importing a Data Collector file from the Memor device. For a video of how to use other data collectors with the Physical Inventory Count, please refer to the following link.

http://wiki.wws5.com/doku.php?id=training:datacollector_physicalinventorycount0910291700

  • Open the Physical Inventory count and click on the Scan Batch tab.

  • Click on the New button.
  • The batch will automatically be given a description, but it is a good Idea to give the Scan Batch a meaningful description for later, but that is optional.
  • Set Scan Source to Data Collector
  • Click the Build button
  • This will take us to the Data Collector tab in the Scan Batch.

  • Click on the Import button
  • Select Scanner Import File from the list.
  • Browse to the C drive - Local Disk (C:)
  • From the dropdown on the bottom right of the screen select All Files (*.*)
  • Browse to the following Folder : Pal, Data, InFile, and then click on your Data collector file.
  • In this example we named it PAL.INV.csv.
  • Click the Open button

System Five will ask Delete File C:\Pal\InFile\PAL.INV.csv

I would recommend clicking on the No button and manually deleting the file later.

As you can see the Scan Batch has been populated with the items based on the barcode and quantity.


Created by Steve Wind October 18 2016

Updated June 22 2017

datalogic_memor.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/22 13:39 by swind