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Is it possible to Connect Biometric Device output directly to openERP?

on 2/3/15, 4:07 AM 18,563 views

Our company has a Biometric FingerPrint Machine and at the end of day, we have an excel sheet which contains all the attendance records of the Employees. We import this excel sheet into openERP.

But is there anyway that whenever a Employee uses their fingerprint-reader, then the record is added in openERP or database. Then we will not have to import excel sheets one by one daily.

Please let me know if any one knows the solution for it.

on 2/3/15, 4:07 AM

If there is a way to send data from your fingerprint machine by XML-RPC for example I assume you could do this.. But I don't think this is provided?

on 2/3/15, 4:17 AM

This import of  Attendance Data_1.csv file details in hr_attendace sould be happen based on loation of that file(that means file is stored in particular location in server)

on 2/4/15, 1:06 AM

Hmm I'm pretty sure you could write a bash script for this or using an Odoo scheduler.. I'd suggest you to open a new question for this where you ask how to run a scheduler to import external files

on 2/4/15, 2:13 AM
Timothy Verellen
On 2/3/15, 4:28 AM

This is what I once found:


I hope this information will help

thanks a lot @ timothy verellen

on 2/3/15, 5:13 AM
Adnan Bayoun
On 3/12/18, 12:02 PM

Smart Way Business Solutions has released a new module that allows you to integrate your biometric device with Odoo 11 community and enterprise!

Don't waste any more time or effort! Check out the module here! https://www.odoo.com/apps/modules/11.0/hr_attendance_zktecho/

On 2/6/18, 12:58 PM

i, CAMS offers biometric machines and odoo module, using which connect the \CAMS biometric machines (http://camsunit.com/product/home.html) directly into your odoo application, without the help of any desktop software/computer. You can write to sales[at]camsunit.com for availing the services..

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ6W3S3bV5o for more details

Gaurav Sahu
On 9/19/15, 4:09 AM


Install zklib and connect to biometric device

Check this link


can you convert it for odoo 10 it's for odoo v7

Usman Farzand
on 4/20/17, 2:49 AM

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Stephen Mack
On 2/3/15, 6:35 AM

The answer is yes however you may be required to do some programming depending on the version of Odoo you are using... 

I put together a comprehensive list of fingerprint solutions currently available for Odoo.

Exactly i don't need finger print machine access to openerp, The details of Attendance Data_1.csv file has to be import to openerp-7 and need to run scheduler for auto update of sheet.

on 2/4/15, 1:01 AM

For attendances in hr module(hr_attendance) the Attendance Data_1.csv file details should need to reflect and get auto update details.

on 2/4/15, 1:07 AM

Hi Stephen Mack....I can download this two module from the git hub and make some changes in the code .After that I can installed successfully in odoo 8 version .

on 2/4/15, 2:25 AM

But I want to know further steps and ,How to configure and connected to a finger print reader..Thanks in advance..

on 2/4/15, 2:28 AM

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