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The CSV_LOOKUP Output Component performs a search inside a CSV file by looking for a value inside a specific column of the file and returns the value in the same row of another column of your choice.

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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.

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The RUN Output Component allows you to execute commands and programs when a barcode is scanned from your smartphone.

Executing commands

Follow this procedure:

  1. Drag & drop the RUN Component from the Available components field to the Output template field
  2. Put the command you want to execute in the Command field
  3. Save & Apply the server settings

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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.

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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:

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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:

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Barcode to PC allows you to manipulate the barcodes and the variables by executing JavaScript code.

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

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Output Templates allow you to define what data and in what order should be collected and then sent to the output.

The Output Template that you set in the server settings will affect the output of the Keyboard emulation and also the CSV output (if it’s enabled).

 

You can edit the Output Template by following the following steps:

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