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Hope you're doing good.I'm beginner in excel,using excel 2010.Hope you help me in my case.
I want to create a monthly attendance sheet in which I should be able to mark the attendance of the students using barcodes from their ID cards(Daily For 30 days).I'm not getting an idea that what should I do.Also please tell me that how to specify the particular barcode number for each student..
I'll be very thankful to you if you help me understanding the whole process.
Thank You..

There is no special barcode functionality built into Excel.   If you were to scan something with a bar code reader, it would simply type that code into the selected cell.  The Scanner essentially just types things for you.

Now, if you had a REF sheet where you've got each person's barcode number, name, other pertinent data all in a reference database row by row, then perhaps a little program could be written to operate on another ATTENDEANCE sheet.

It wouldn't be too hard to write a macro that would watch column A of the ATTENDANCE sheet and when you used the scanner to fill an empty cell, it would go to the REF sheet and grab the person's name and place it in column B, along with a timestamp in column C, then select the next empty cell in column A for the next scan.
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