Enable mobile location and barcode scanning

Take advantage of mobile devices by allowing location and barcode scanning in the mobile app.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the form you want to add the location or barcode scanner to.
  2. Use the form context menu to switch the form view to Mobile.
  3. From the form context menu, navigate to Configure > Form Layout.
  4. In the View name list, make sure Mobile is selected.
  5. Use the Create new field section to add a location or barcode field to the form. Set the field type to String.
  6. From the form, right-click the new field and click Configure Dictionary.
  7. In the Attributes related list, click New.
  8. Use the Attribute field on the Dictionary Attribute form to search for barcode or location.

Result

The added fields appear on the form in the native mobile app. This feature is not available on the mobile web. Users will still need to allow the app to access their location and camera on their devices. These fields only appear when you create a new record, they won't appear in one that is already existing.
The native iOS and Android apps 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