Auto save and re-open form after Barcode scanning problem

I created an attendance register app which uses barcode technology. To mark the register, there is a form which allows for scanning of the student barcodes.

I want the form to auto save a record and re-open after scanning a barcode. I activated those functions in the view of the form…however, the form still requires me to manually save a record after I scan a barcode, thereafter it automatically re-opens the form again.

In summary, the auto-save function is not working while the fomr reopen after saving is working.

Please help me resolve this? I need help please…

For auto save to work, the barcode field has to be the last editable field in the form, is it?

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Thank you. It’s working now. Just one more question:
How do you make a form always open with one of the fields (columns) ready for entry?

I want to open the form with the scancode column selected and ready for entry.