V2 Question Type: Barcode Scanner

 

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Barcode questions allow the user to scan a barcode with the device's camera.  This feature is supported on most, but not all, devices that have a fairly high resolution camera with auto-focus.  If the camera on a mobile device does not have auto-focus capability, it is  still possible to capture and decode barcodes; however, the user must manually place the camera and/or barcode so that is in focus.  Where possible, specify the desired type of barcode in the Barcode Properties tab; this is advisable for ease of use and speed of barcode recognition.

Barcode Standards supported by ProntoForms are:

  • UPC (A or E):  Universal product code seen on almost all retail products in the USA and Canada.
  • EAN (8 or 13):  European Article Numbering international retail product code.
  • Code 39:  General-purpose code in very wide use world-wide.
  • Code 128:  Very capable code, excellent density, high reliability; in very wide use world-wide.
  • QR Code:  Used for material control and order confirmation.
  • ITF:  Interleaved 2 of 5 - Compact numeric code, widely used in industry, air cargo.

Note: It is possible to set either front- or rear-facing camera as the default for reading barcodes (iOS devices only).  This is especially useful when using barcodes on wall-mounted devices. 

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Barcode Scanner Questions

The Barcode Scanner question type has two available tabs: General and Properties.

General:

Available Restrictions: See Question and Data Types: Restrictions.

Properties

Question Properties:

Barcode Types: As mentioned above, ProntoForms supports multiple types of barcode. Select which type meets your needs: 

  • UPC (A or E):  Universal product code seen on almost all retail products in the USA and Canada.
  • EAN (8 or 13):  European Article Numbering international retail product code.
  • Code 39:  General-purpose code in very wide use world-wide.
  • Code 128:  Very capable code, excellent density, high reliability; in very wide use world-wide.
  • QR Code:  Used for material control and order confirmation.
  • ITF:  Interleaved 2 of 5 - Compact numeric code, widely used in industry, air cargo.

 

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