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Scan QR code to create new record

  • 1.  Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 10-20-2020 21:44
    We have a QR code that consists of [First Name]+[Last Name]+[Passport Number].

    Is it possible to use QB Mobile to scan the QR code to (1) create new record and (2) automatically populate these three fields.

    We then want to add additional data into the mobile app, Save & close.

    Then repeat.

    Thanks

    Tim

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    Tim Egerton
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  • 2.  RE: Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 10-20-2020 22:56
    It sounds possible.

    you would have a form which had a field for the results of the scan, and formulas to parse out the contents of the bar code scan into separate fields and then form rules to populate the separate fields. 

    You could initiate the correct form by having the user go to a particular link "somehow" or by scanning a 3D bar code with the camera app to land the user on correct add Record form.

    You will need to have users install the Mobile app from the App Store  / Google Play to be able to scan 3D bar codes. 





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  • 3.  RE: Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Mark,

    Based on you comments we have been working on this.

    1. We have a "People" table with fields [First Name], [Last Name] & [Passport Number].
    2. We create a QR code in the "People" table which has the format [First Name],[Last Name],[Passport Numer_Uppercase]. ie CSV format.
    3. [Passport Number_Undercase] is a Formula - Text field "Upper([Passport Number])"
    4. The QR Code is emailed to the "Person" in a PDF attached Exact Form.
    5. We have an "Arrivals" table with a form that includes the fields [QR Code], [First Name], [Last Name], [Passport Number], plus other fields to be filled in (Date/Time).
    6. The Arrivals table form is Mobile app enabled (online & offline).
    7. On arrival at the airport the QR Code is scanned into the Arrivals table form.
    To split the QR Code and post into the three corresponding Arrival Table form fields is that a formula, API or Automation?

    Thanks

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    Tim Egerton
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  • 4.  RE: Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 26 days ago
    Yes. If the QR code has all the data, then you create 3 formula  fields to parse out the three fields separately.

    the formula for the first field, for example, would be

    Part([3D scan], 1, ",")

    then use a form rule to populate the three separate  fields on the form.

    so scan the code into the first field and the other 3 will populate.

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  • 5.  RE: Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 23 days ago
    Thanks Mark.

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    Tim Egerton
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  • 6.  RE: Scan QR code to create new record

    Posted 23 days ago
    Another tip is that you will need to put those three formula fields on the form. Initially you can expose them to your users but if you don't want them to show to users you can put them in a section and then hide the section with a form rule. The reason for this is that sometimes form rules do not behave properly if the fields they use are not actually on the form.

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