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johnbchron
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Advocate I

Barcode Scanner Trigger

Heyo everyone.

 

So I'm building an inventory app that uses barcodes, and due to the way my boss wants the workflow to work, I need to be able to scan individual QR codes from a 8.5x11 sheet of paper filled with QR codes. Unfortunately the in-built barcode scanner will scan the first code it sees, so I can't pick the one I want. Conventional barcode scanners usually have a trigger, so I was wondering if I could do anything like that with the barcode scanner control. Anybody know anything about this?

 

P.S. Should I post this on the ideas board?

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cds
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

would be a good idea to post. 

Yeah I just did. Hope they do something about it, don't know how well they respond bc I haven't been here long enough.

bouillons
Resolver I
Resolver I

Hi, I wrote an inventory app for our points of sales, and I would very strongly recommend using a professional scanner or pda for this scenario. It's just way more accurate and performant. You can also add a gun grip for even more comfort. We ended up using a Unitech EA510 device and the users are happy. If you're running the app on a pc, i would recommend using a scanner commonly used in retail, such as the gryphon from datalogic.

 

Good luck,

Stephane

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