Conditions are useful when the software where you need to put data requires to perform a sequence of actions only when a condition is verified.
The components required to make it happen are the and the component. Their job is to change the flow of execution of the Output template.
You may wonder why would someone replace a physical barcode scanner with a smartphone? Isn’t a real scanner better?
You may be thinking: isn’t a proper barcode scanner better than a smartphone camera?
The short answer is yes, of course yes, and the reason is that they employ a different acquisition technology.
Physical scanners use a light source such as a laser beam in combination with a photodiode that is able to measure the amount of the reflected light and use this information to interpret the barcode.
The Apple Bonjour library is required to make the server pair automatically with the app, so that you won’t have to use the QRCode to pair it, and it’s already included in the Barcode To PC installer.
This error can be caused by these two reasons:
- You don’t have the Apple Bonjour library installed
- The Bonjour service is not started
To fix the issue:
Barcode to PC allows you to connect multiple smartphones to one computer.
This can be useful if you have to collect barcodes from different places in your facility at the same time.
Let’s say that you need to put a bunch of barcodes inside a CSV file, doing it manually with an ordinary spreadsheet software could be a very slow and boring task, that’s where Barcode to PC helps you out.
As already explained in the keyboard emulation article the Barcode to PC app is capable of sending barcodes to your computer, and saving them to a file can be done with few clicks, see how here:
As already explained in the Keyboard emulation article, Barcode to PC is able to type the barcodes for you, but in addition to that, there is the opportunity to send a Quantity parameter along with the scanned barcodes.
For example, in the video you can see an example where it is able to type the scan date/time, the barcode, and the quantity:
Thanks to the Keyboard emulation feature, you can automate the typing of the barcodes in your computer.
Once you scan a barcode from the app, it will be instantly communicated to the server program that, in turn, will take care of typing the barcode for you.
Here you can see an example with a spreadsheet:
To make your PC discoverable, follow these steps:
Step 1 – Open the Wi-Fi settings
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard. If your keyboard doesn’t have a Windows key, press the Control (Ctrl) and Escape (Esc) keys on your keyboard.
- Type “Change Wi-Fi settings” and press the ENTER key