Understand Scanning Barcodes | Zoho Creator Help

Scan QR code and bar code

Understand scanning QR code and bar code to enter input in form fields

  1. Applicable to following fields: single line, multi line, email, URL, number, percent, currency, and decimal.
  2. Scanning a QR code and bar code is available only when your users access your form from a phone or tablet

In addition to typing an input in any of the above given field's input area, you can enable your users with the following modes of input when they access your form from a phone or tablet:

  • Scanning a QR (Quick Response) code
  • Scanning a bar code

QR code and bar code are machine-readable codes that are typically used for storing data. Thus if your users have generated a QR code or bar code containing the input they want to enter in any one of the above given fields, they can simply scan it.

Refer to this page to learn how to enable scanning barcodes.

Experience on mobile devices

When you enable the scanning of a QR code or bar code for a field, below is what your users experience on their phone or tablet:

  1. The Scan icon is displayed on the right extreme of the field's input area.
  2. When a user taps on this icon, the code scanner is launched.
  3. Once a code is scanned, the corresponding input is set in that field's input area.

Customizations

With respect to scanning a QR code or barcode, you can:

  • Launch the scanner even before your user views your form, so that the user first scans a code to enter input in the concerned field
  • Disable manual input of data in the field. In other words, to enter an input in the concerned field, your user will have to scan a bar code or QR code.
  • Control which camera (primary and/or secondary) on their device can your user use to scan the code
  • Enable your user to upload a code that is stored in their device's photo gallery. For this, your user must:
    1. Tap the Scan icon. This will launch their device’s code-scanner.
    2. Tap Image, displayed at the bottom of their screen. This will open their device’s photo gallery.
    3. Select the required image (of a bar code or QR code) from the gallery. This will take them to the preview screen. Here they can either tap Cancel or Choose.
    4. Tap Choose to let the selected bar code or QR code be scanned. The scanned data will appear in that field’s input area.
  • Enable your user to preview the input (generated on scanning a code), and control the preview duration - either close the preview automatically after a few seconds, or close the preview only when the user decides to.
  • Enable form submission immediately after your user scans a code.

Supported barcode and QR code formats

Zoho Creator native mobile app supports scanning barcodes of the following formats:

  • AZTEC (Only in iOS)
  • CODE_39
  • CODE_93
  • CODE_128
  • CODE39MOD43 (Only in iOS)
  • CODABAR (Only in Android)
  • DATA MATRIX
  • EAN_8
  • EAN_13
  • ITF_14
  • INTERLEAVED 2 of 5 (Only in iOS)
  • PDF_417
  • QR CODE
  • UPC_A (Only in Android)
  • UPC_E
  • RSS_14 (Only in Android)
  • RSS_EXPANDED (Only in Android)
  1. Understand fields


    Zoho CRM Training Programs

    Learn how to use the best tools for sales force automation and better customer engagement from Zoho's implementation specialists.

    Zoho CRM Training
      Redefine the way you work
      with Zoho Workplace

        Zoho DataPrep Personalized Demo

        If you'd like a personalized walk-through of our data preparation tool, please request a demo and we'll be happy to show you how to get the best out of Zoho DataPrep.

        Zoho CRM Training

          Create, share, and deliver

          beautiful slides from anywhere.

          Get Started Now


            Zoho Sign now offers specialized one-on-one training for both administrators and developers.

            BOOK A SESSION





                        Still can't find what you're looking for?

                        Write to us:  support@zohoforms.com



                              




                            

                              Zoho Marketing Automation

                                Zoho Sheet Resources

                                 




                                    Zoho Forms Resources


                                      Secure your business
                                      communication with Zoho Mail


                                      Mail on the move with
                                      Zoho Mail mobile application

                                        Stay on top of your schedule
                                        at all times


                                        Carry your calendar with you
                                        Anytime, anywhere




                                              Zoho Sign Resources

                                                Sign, Paperless!

                                                Sign and send business documents on the go!

                                                Get Started Now


                                                    Zoho SalesIQ Resources



                                                        Zoho TeamInbox Resources



                                                                Zoho DataPrep Resources



                                                                  Zoho DataPrep Demo

                                                                  Get a personalized demo or POC

                                                                  REGISTER NOW


                                                                    Design. Discuss. Deliver.

                                                                    Create visually engaging stories with Zoho Show.

                                                                    Get Started Now











                                                                                          • Related Articles

                                                                                          • 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 Open the form builder. ...
                                                                                          • Code sign iOS app for users

                                                                                            This help page is for users in Creator 6. If you are in the older version (Creator 5), click here. Know your Creator version. Refer to this page for the iOS code sign prerequisites Code sign your iOS app Re-code sign your iOS app To code sign your ...
                                                                                          • Configure bar chart

                                                                                            A  horizontal bar chart  displays your categorical data in rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values they represent. They are similar to column charts and are preferred when dealing with larger data and numbers. S tacked bar charts  ...
                                                                                          • Set default country code

                                                                                            Set default country code for phone field Refer to this page to learn about the phone field. Open the form builder. Select the phone field. Navigate to the Field Properties > Appearance section on the right. Click Choose country below Default country ...
                                                                                          • Set country code options

                                                                                            Set country code options for the phone field Refer to this page to learn about the phone field. Open the form builder. Select the phone field. Navigate to the Field Properties -> Appearance section on the right. Click All countries below Country code ...
                                                                                          Wherever you are is as good as
                                                                                          your workplace

                                                                                            Resources

                                                                                            Videos

                                                                                            Watch comprehensive videos on features and other important topics that will help you master Zoho CRM.



                                                                                            eBooks

                                                                                            Download free eBooks and access a range of topics to get deeper insight on successfully using Zoho CRM.



                                                                                            Webinars

                                                                                            Sign up for our webinars and learn the Zoho CRM basics, from customization to sales force automation and more.



                                                                                            CRM Tips

                                                                                            Make the most of Zoho CRM with these useful tips.



                                                                                              Zoho Show Resources