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Scan QR code and bar code

Enable scanning a QR code and bar code to enter input in form fields

Applicable to the following fields: Single line , multi line , email , URL , number , percent , decimal , and currency .

Enable scanning QR code and bar code

  1. Open the form builder.
  2. Select the required field. Navigate to the  Field Properties > User Input (for Mobile)  section on the right.

  3. Check the checkbox next to  QR code  to enable the scanning of a QR code.
  4. Check the checkbox next to  Barcode  to enable the scanning of a barcode.

Once you execute the above steps, you can configure the associated properties as shown below.

Get input before the form is displayed

Check the checkbox next to  Get input before the form is displayed  to launch the scanner before a user views the form.

Disable Manual Input

Check the checkbox next to  Disable Manual Input  to restrict a user from typing in the field's input area, thereby forcing the user to scan a code.

Camera (for Mobile)

  • Set the following options to control which camera on the phone/tablet (device) a user can use to scan a code:
    • Select the required value from the dropdown next to  Default Camera  to define which camera is to launch by default to scan a code
    • Check the checkbox next to  Allow to Switch Camera  to allow a user to switch between the cameras (primary / secondary) on the device
  • Check the checkbox next to  Enable Photo Gallery  to allow a user to upload a code that is stored in the device's photo gallery
  • Check the checkbox next to  Set Preview Duration  to enable a user to preview the input generated on scanning a code. Doing so displays the  Exit Preview  property.
    • Select  when the user taps  in the dropdown next to  Exit Preview  to enable a user to manually close the preview (after scanning a code)
    • Select the required choice in the dropdown next to  Exit Preview  to automatically close the preview (after scanning a code) in  3, 5, 10, 15 , or  20  seconds, respectively
  • Check the checkbox next to  Submit Form after capturing  to enable record submission immediately after a user scans a code
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