These are chat archives for CORE-POS/IS4C

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Aug 2016
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 03:23
any experience with the 9800i?
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 03:30
it seems to be prefixing S8A to UPC-A barcodes
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 04:13
@gohanman On any given Magellan scale, be it a SL384, 8400 or an 8500, what programming barcodes do you scan?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 11:52
RS232 single cable interface and enable or disable remote display depending on whether I have one. That's it out of the box w/ an 8500. They do an S08A prefix with UPC-A
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 16:42
mmm, we're gettoing S8A by default on this 9800i
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 16:52
Never worked with one myself, unfortunately
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:48
what scales have ya worked with?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 17:49
Three different variants of the 8500
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:49
Which tags do you scan to program it?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 17:49
RS232 single cable interface and enable or disable remote display depending on whether I have one.
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:50
anything else I should change?
I've got Datalogic on the phone, they say the 9800i uses the exact same interface and is a drop in replacement for a Magellan 8500
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 17:51
Maybe scan the factory defaults first (if you haven't already)?
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:52
Eh, I'm using their scanalyser tool, trying to get them to walk me thru creating a default config that I can upload to the scale
Should I be using cs8 or cs7?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 17:54
Not sure what that is
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:54
7 data bits vs 8 data bits
Magellans come with 7 data bits set
just reading the settings off the serial port using stty, cs8 is set by (presumably) the pos driver
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 17:55
7 (1 stop bit, odd parity, 9600baud)
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 17:56
yeah
that is what I was looking at earlier
How would I view what the POS driver is getting for live weight & barcodes over the serial port?
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 18:28
Ok, so I've gotten to the point where we get 08A on the 9800i, Datalogic says the S prefix is odd and they don't use it & have no clue how to add it
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joel brock
@joelbrock
Aug 16 2016 18:41
On my testbed, with a factory default Magellan SL384 RS-232 single-cable, this is what i see: pos-admin@CORE-TEST:~$ cat /dev/ttyS0 S08A74599890305
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 18:45
what is the result on multiple scans? Does it do a carriage return?
joel brock
@joelbrock
Aug 16 2016 18:46
yes to carriage return
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 18:46
kk
Ian is gonna go grab those barcodes from the printer
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 18:56
iirc S144 is stable weight, S143 is live weight
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 19:20
So I think the scale is not enabled?
how'd I see what the POS driver is sending to the scale?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 20:14
Scale not enabled might imply it's not actually in single cable mode and might also explain why the zero is omitted since the digit after S differentiates scanner & scale messages. POS sends S14 on startup to request current scale status but if no response comes back there's not going to be any followup
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 20:30
Ok, so a brand new 9800i can give live weight and stable weight just fine
wtf
this scale is giving me S08A07498500302 for the barcode right out of the box
the only thing I need changed is to enable the check digit, 8
guess I'll backup the config, enable check digit and put this config on the other three scales
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 21:07
How would I edit a superdept name?
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 21:08
I don't think there's any UI to do so other than directly in the database
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 21:09
mk
Finn
@thefinn93
Aug 16 2016 21:16
what db/table are they stored in?
ah, superDeptNames in core_op
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 21:19
Correct
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 22:15
Hey, so I have a CSV now of the old scanmaster database, and they have departments and sub departments currently
they have depts 1 thru 30, and then a few dozen sub depts
should I add the departments as super depts or as normal depts?
^^ @gohanman
Andy Theuninck
@gohanman
Aug 16 2016 22:32
As a general rule, more granular departments are better. Consistency mechanisms like tax/foodstamp/discount eligibility and desired margin all get attached to departments. For long-term reporting & history, departments are also what gets recorded in transaction records. I might split the difference: if an existing department has multiple subdepts, move the department up to a super and the subdepts up to departments. If an existing department has no further subdivisions, then it can stay at the department level.
Dan
@danry25
Aug 16 2016 23:26
Mk
I went to go get the subdept names, and the customer has already deleted them all from scanmaster
They told me they didn't use them earlier, so I guess they wanted to clean it up