diego.scala98
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Raspberry Pi employee clock

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:51 pm

Hi, I would like to create an employee clock to monitor my employees' work and to simplify my work in the office.
I have a usb nfc reader and some tags.
Is it possible to create an office calc file with the work hours of my employees?
Can somebody help me?
Should i code it node red or in Phyton?

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omegaman477
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Re: Raspberry Pi employee clock

Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 am

Sound idea, well done.

Personally I would use Python, as virtually every RPI H/W supplier ships their libraries in Python. Its emerging as the language of choice for so much in the RPI world. I used to cut C and Perl for decades. Now all I use is Python.

There are Python libraries to create Open Office calc files, Excel and most other spreadsheet formats. At very least creating a CSV file is easy without any additional libraries.

Be sure your code deduplicates the NFR reads. NFR is notorious for multiple reads with one swipe.
..the only thing worse than a stupid question is a question not asked.

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