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Scan & Fill

A QR code is a 2D barcode that you can read using your smartphone  camera and a QR code reader app . With the  Scan & Fill -Mobile  feature, users can scan any QR code (which is generated by comma-separated values or a key-value pair) while filling out your mobile form and have the form fields on mobile autofilled with data from the QR Code. This will save your users a lot of time in manually typing in the details into your form and makes your form more interesting to fill in.

Scan and fill

Steps for Scan & Fill - Mobile to work

In your web form builder,
  1. Navigate to Settings > Mobile App Scan & Fill.
  2. Click Configure.

    Click Configure

  3. Select the Data Format . Zoho Forms supports Comma-Separated Values and Key-Value Pair data formats.

    Comma-Separated Values
    The Comma-Separated Values have the field values encoded in a comma-separated sequence. They are generally in the format: 
    {value 1, value 2, value 3,....}
    The sequence number for each value is taken in the order 1,2,3,..., so on.
    For example, for the values: {Richard, Johnson,, 555-123-4567}

    Sequence Number
    1 Richard
    2 Johnson
    4 555-123-4567

    Note :
    Let's say you have the Comma-Separated Values as {Richard, 20,000, Zylker} and you want the second value to be taken as 20,000 and not as 2 distinct values, 20 and 000. In such cases, enclose that value within double quotes such as:
    {Richard, " 20,000 " , Zylker}

    If you have selected the Data Format as Comma-Separated Values, map the Sequence Number to the Form Fields that will have the respective values of these mapped sequence numbers autofilled.

    Comma-separated values

    Key-Value Pair 
    The Key-Value Pair data format has the field values associated with their keys. This is generally in the format:
    {key 1 : value 1, key 2 : value 2, key 3 : value 3,.... }
    However, the separator(:) and the delimiter(,) can vary in your Key-Value Pair.
    For example, for the Key-Value pair in the format: {FN: Richard Johnson, Email:, Tel:  5551234567} where the separator is : and the delimiter is ,

    FN Richard Johnson
    Tel 5551234567

    Note :
    Let's say you have the Key-Value Pair as {Name: Richard, Amt: 20,000, Company: Zylker, Emp_ID: ZYK:976 } and you want the second value to be taken as 20,000 and not as 2 distinct values, 20 and 000, and the fourth value to be taken as ZYK:976 and not as the colan (:) of the key value separator. In such cases, where the delimiter and the separator used within a value is the same, the s pecial characters in the values must be preceded by a backslash such as:
    {Name: Richard, Amt: 20 \, 000, Company: Zylker, Emp_ID: ZYK \: 976}.
    1. Choose the Separator and the Delimiter used to generate your QR Code.
    2. If you have selected the QR Data Format as Key-Value Pair, map the Keys (key 1, key 2, key 3,..) to the Form Fields that will have the respective values of these mapped keys autofilled.

      Key-value pair

    3. Click Save.

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