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Keystroke works with most electronic weight scales. Electronic Scales are different from Deli Scales which produce a barcode containing the Weight and Extended Amount.

When an Inventory item which has the Use Scale setting enabled is entered on a Sales Transaction, its weight is requested from the scale. Weight readings from the Scale may also be forced by pressing [F9] when the cursor is in the Qty field on a Sales Transaction Item Entry Screen. The scale can send an item's weight directly into the Quantity field.

To set up a Electronic Scale:

- Select Scale from the Configuration Manager Hardware menu.

- Select the Communications Port from the Port list.

- Enter the Request Codes for the scale.

- Enter the Response Codes for the scale.

Examples of these settings include:

Port - Select the communications Port to which the scale is connected, normally a Serial Port (COM1, COM2, etc.), and press [Enter]. Enter any required Serial Port settings (Baud Rate, Parity, DataBits, StopBits, and Options supplied by the Electronic Scale manufacturer).

Request Code - The characters sent to the scale to request an item's weight.

Usually 87,13 = W<CR>

Response Codes - The characters the scale sends to indicate that the weight has been returned.

Usually only a 13 = <CR>

Or sometimes 76,66,13 = lb<CR>

Scale Multiplier - The scale's output is expected to be in pounds. If the scale returns the weight in some other unit of measure, set the Scale Multiplier to convert the output to pounds.

For example:

If the scale returns the weight in ounces, and 1 oz = 0.0625 pounds, then enter 0.0625 in the Scale Multiplier field.

If the scale returns / Use this Multiplier:

Ounces / 0.0625
Tenths of a pound / 0.1
Grams / 0.0022
Kilograms / 2.2

The Test Scale button may be used to test the Electronic Scale (without having to navigate to the Sales Manager).


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