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✅ Barcode Scanning

Adding barcode and driver’s license scanning would be a great addition for warehouse and banking applications. Both are standardized and would allow for less manual entry.


Evan Chaki shared this idea · December 17, 2015

Status: Completed

The new Barcode scanner control is out, and we recommend it to anyone who needs to scan a barcode, QR code or data matrix codes on their mobile devices.  


The control will automatically detect PDF 417 driver's licence barcodes.


A couple of notes:

  1. Old barcode scanner control has been renamed to Web barcode scanner.  It is disabled by default and can be enabled in the experimental features settings.  We are keeping it around as it is currently the only way to scan barcodes in a web browser.
  2. The ScanBarcode function has been removed from experimental properties.  The function will still work for existing apps, but those apps should be updated to use the new Barcode scanner control.  It is the same functionality underneath, and it will store the value for you in the control, so it should be easier to use than the function.
Helper I

I have an application in mind which would enormously benefit from barcode input using the camera.

Power Apps

@PiebePost : What are the types of barcodes needed to scan and what are the specific needs of the scenario (size of the barcode labels, are there multi-barcode labels, etc)

@Everyone, a first version of PowerApps barcodeScanner in the development pipline, thank you for voting and engating with us on specific scenarios to support!

Helper I

@LauraOnu Thank you for sharing this good news! The barcodes I have are 33 x 6mm. I don't know about the specific details, but there is a picture of one below.



Community Champion

Finally BarCode scaner is available. At Zoom 75, and EAN, scanning speed is faster than handphone.

THanks PG

Helper I

Nice! Gonna test ASAP.

Community Champion

Hi PG:


I have tested on Win 10 and Handphone.

1. Win 10 : set as Landscape Barcode scanner, but

2. Handphone, the barcade scanner becomes Portrait and having problem to scan and takes time.


Is that a BUG?


Eventhough I set as ean, sometimes it scan a wrong code sometimes OK.


Please see the screenshot / camera shot below.





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Advocate I

Wanted to test this on the PowerBI app for Windows on my Surface Tablet but the

Scanner option seems to be unabailable.

Advocate IV

Where does one find this scanner app?

Power Apps

@hpkeong You can increase the quality of the picture to be sizing the control to the phone screen heigth or bigger depending on the memory capacity of the devices you target. (for example try sizing it to 640x700 and lower the scan rate to 35). 

@sravankcm The PowerBI barcode scanner is going to help you scan barcodes and directly consume them in dashboards. You can further have a PowerApp link to take action based on the data from the dashboard. The scenario in focus here is to scan barcodes directly in a PowerApp.


For detailed steps on how to make a barcode scanning app, please take a look on the Barcode scanning blogpost 


Regular Visitor
Is there QR scanning yet?