Bar Code Scanner Functionality

Bar Code Scanner

Barcode scanners reads the barcode of a particular product. These include the 1D, or linear barcode, which appears as an image of parallel lines and spaces. There are different kinds of barcode scanners, some scanners use lasers, while others use lights or cameras, to capture the barcode image and turn it into an electronic code.

As here we are concentrating on Mobile App, the Mobile device camera will be used for scanning the barcodes.

Advantages of Using Barcodes

Error reduction

Transcription and recognition errors are banished. Manual entry via a keyboard, for example, generates ten errors for every one thousand keystrokes.

Productivity Improvement

Barcode systems reduce overhead and lessen training time. They allow immediate implementation of any changes to pricing entered into a company’s database.

Scenario where Barcodes can be used:

  • Scenario 1:

Barcodes are used for entering the Product details by a sales representative just by scanning the barcode number of the product.

  • Scenario 2:

It is also possible to search in a list of product via the barcode, scanned using the device camera instead of making the search by entering other parameters (for e.g. product id or product name) through the keyboard. (The detailed implementation has been explained after the following example.)

  • Case:

In the product entity we want to set the ‘productnumber’ as barcode type so when a field agent wants to get   details regarding the product, he can use ‘productnumber’ field to scan the barcode number of the product and get the respective details.

Following are the steps to be followed to implement the same.

  • Step 1 : The fields which a user wants to use as Barcode, g. Product Number should be formatted to barcode type
  • Step 2: Enable the Product Number Field of the Product Entity in the Woodford Solution in CRM.
Barcode Step 2
  • Step 3: Enable the ProductNumber field to be formatted as barcode type
Barcode Step 3
  • Step 4: Go to the forms in the Woodford Solution in CRM and add the desired field (by simply clicking on the field on the left panel of the screen)
  • Step 5: Don’t forget to Save all the changes
  • Step 6: Publish the Project.
  • Step 7: Synchronize the Mobile App.

Check the Products View: The fields which had been formatted as barcode will have a scanner option adjoining it as shown in the below image.

Barcode Step 7

Implementation of Scenario 2:

  • As shown in the below 2 images, products can be searched using different parameters such as currency, current cost, name etc. Similarly we intend to search a product by scanning its barcode.
Barcode Scene21
Barcode Scene22
  • Step 1: Create a barcode field in CRM and add it to the product forms. Enter the barcode details of the product and save the changes.
Barcode Scene 2 Step 1
  • Step 2: Open the Resco App, Click on the product entity, a scanner icon can be seen on the top right corner of the screen as shown in the following image.
Barcode Scene 2 Step 2
  • Step 3: Click on the scanner icon, it will open the camera of the device. Scan the barcode of the product.
Barcode Scene 2 Step 3
  • Step 4: On scanning the barcode, the view will show the associated product.
Barcode Scene 2 Step 4