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8 years 10 months ago
Rutger Koperdraad
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Encoding Mag Stripe #2094
Hi Kevin,

Apparently it is a keyboard wedge type, because it is typing whatever it reads in Word. What are you seeing in Word and what are you expecting?

regards,
Rutger.

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8 years 10 months ago 8 years 10 months ago by Kevin Eghtesadi.
Kevin Eghtesadi
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Encoding Mag Stripe #2095
Hi Rutger,

ok so for example i run my medical card and it comes up with
%KEVIN?;;569>578453149001501210:6622070001? this is only for one track i think.

I was hoping that on track one i could record the name, on track two i could record the date according to what the system is showing and for track three to have their member # show up

so i would like it to pretty much look like this, this is an example

Name: Kevin Eghtesadi
Date: 4/12/2012 @ 4:13 p.m.
Member: 1

it doesn't have to look exactly like this, just something like it.

I will inquire about a keyboard type card reader if that makes it easier

Thanks,
Kevin
8 years 10 months ago
Sergio Agostinho
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Encoding Mag Stripe #2096
Hi Kevin,

your medical card is not the best example to follow, since the information on it was encoded in a specific format for your healthcare system.
I suggest you to encode a simple sample card like:
Track 1 - Kevin
Track 2 - 12345
Track 3 - 67890

After that read it on your magnetic reader to notepad and see what you get, it will be easier for you to understand what you get if you previously know what you have encoded in the card.

Regards
Sergio

With best regards
Sergio Agostinho