Handheld scanners are designed for use in industrial environments and warehouses, and even though they offer great portability, they often add more complexity to the process of acquiring and storing the barcode due to the software required to integrate them into the existing systems.
But that is where Barcode to PC comes in: if you already have Software on your computer and Want the PDA scanner to talk to it, you’ll just need to install the Barcode to PC app on your Android device and the corresponding server program on your computer.
Barcode to PC will automatically type barcodes on your computer coming from your Android handheld scanner by using the Wi-Fi network.
The RUN Output Component allows you to execute commands and programs when a barcode is scanned from your smartphone.
Follow this procedure:
- Drag & drop the Component from the Available components field to the Output template field
- Put the command you want to execute in the Command field
- Save & Apply the server settings
Barcode to PC allows you to export the scans from your Android or iOS device to your computer, as explained here: 3 Ways to save scans to CSV files, and if you want to import such CSV files to Excel you can do it by following this procedure:
Step 1 – Click the Data tab
If you use macOS, Barcode to PC requires accessibility permissions to be enabled so it can simulate keypresses in your programs.
Does this mean that Barcode to PC has control of my computer?
No. When you enter your computer username and password you’re simply given Barcode to PC the permission it needs to interact with your system when the Keyboard emulation feature is enabled.
Barcode to PC allows you to acquire barcodes and send them immediately to your computer.
To speed up the acquiring process, and avoid repetitive steps, you can configure the app so that it will load the default settings of your choice.
If you follow every step of this article, you’ll be able to achieve something like this:
Barcode to PC offers you 3 alternative ways to save the scans to CSV files:
- Method 1: Export an enteire scan session
- Method 2: Append the scans to a file in real-time (synchronously)
- Method 3: Share a scan session from the app
Method 1: Export an enteire scan session
This option will let you export the scans of a scan session all at once
QR codes are a convenient way to store all kinds of data in a small space and are easy to generate and use.
A single QR code may encode different pieces of information that can be inserted in other programs such as an excel spreadsheet, inventory software, etc.
But to insert the data contained in a single QR Code in different fields of a program, it’s required an additional step.
For example, you may have a QR Code which contains more information in different lines, like this:
Examples of what you can do with this component
- Remove the first n characters from the barcode
- Remove the last n characters from the barcode
- Replace parts of the barcode
- Extrapolate the data encoded inside the barcode
Output Templates allow you to define what data and in what order should be collected and then sent to the output.
You can edit the Output Template by following the following steps: