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Mobile barcode scanning

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Mobile barcode scanning

Administrators can set up the mobile app UI to request access to a mobile device camera to scan and store barcodes in a string field.

Take advantage of mobile device barcode scanning features by 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 camera.

Figure 1. Elements of the mobile UI: barcode scanning field
Mobile app screenshot showing the barcode field on a form

String field displays and stores the numeric value for the barcode. Administrators can assign any label they want to this field.

Scan barcode opens the mobile device camera to scan a barcode.

When you open the barcode scanner for the first time, the app asks your mobile device for permissions to access the camera.

The native apps for iOS and Android support scanning the following barcode types:
  • 1D barcodes: EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39, Code-93, Code-128, ITF
  • 2D barcodes: QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF-417, AZTEC