Mobile barcode scanning

The mobile app UI can request access to a mobile device's camera to scan and store barcodes in a string field.

Administrators can take advantage of mobile device barcode scanning featuresby configuring a string field to use the barcode dictionary attribute. This attribute causes the mobile app UI to display a special icon to request access to the mobile device's camera.

Figure 1. Elements of the mobile UI: barcode scanning field

A barcode scanning field consists of the following elements.

Table 1. Elements of the mobile UI: barcode scanning field
UI element Description
String field Displays and stores the barcode's numeric value. The field can have any label you want.
Scan barcode Allows users to access the mobile device's camera to scan a barcode.

When users first interact with a barcode scanning field, the mobile app asks for permission to access the mobile device's camera.

Figure 2. Allow access to camera

Users can change the mobile app's access to their camera from their device Settings.

Figure 3. Camera settings