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Barcode Display Issues

Hi,

I'm currently building a stock management app for my company and I'm struggling to get my SharePoint barcodes to display in power apps. 

 

I have a data card with the barcode set as the data field and have set the properties to preview image. Yet it refuses to show me a preview of my barcode.  

 

I would also like to be able to export stock tickets for me to attach the barcodes to our physical items of stock. 

 

Screenshot attached.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.  

 

Thanks Danny

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @DannyShaw ,

What do you mean by Preview Image? Are you expecting to see the barcode in the Image control?

If so, this is not possible - you can only get the actual code in a text box. Please clarify exactly what this image is.

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Hi @WarrenBelz 

 

Thank you for your response.

 

Yes I wanted the actual barcode to show up. 

 

But to be honest if I could generate the above screen as a PDF, that shows the barcode, that would suit me better.

 

My end goal is to have a small printable label that I can print and attach to my physical stock items.

 

Many Thanks 

 

Danny

Hi @DannyShaw ,

As mentioned, there is no way of producing the actual barcode in Power Apps - you can only retrieve the number from the scanner. Word has a barcode plug-in, but this is a Premium Connector (requiring the cost of upgraded licenses) and I do not believe this can be automated anyway.

Happy to help with getting the number in if that is required.

 

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@DannyShaw 

You might also want to generate the barcode image directly in your app from external means.

 

As @WarrenBelz mentioned, you cannot capture the image of the barcode unless you are taking a photo, but then you can't get its value.  You can scan the barcode and get the value of it and then use that in a generated image.

 

So, for example, put an Image control in your app and set the Image property to:

"https://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code=123456789&style=197&type=C128B&width=167&height=50&xres=1&font=3"

This will give you a barcode image for 123456789.  This is just one of many online barcode services that you can use and I am not promoting barcodesinc but simply using them as an example.

 

If you need to push this along to a PDF, you will run into some problems as you can't pass that image as an image to PowerAutomate like that...but, you can use the same concept in your flow to generate the barcode (at least conceptually...I've not done this directly).

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