Barcode form field

New in ActivityInfo version 2.9

Note: this form field is only available in forms using the new (Beta) design mode.

While it is mostly intended to be used when entering data through ODK collect on Android devices, it can also be used on a computer connected to a USB barcode scanner.

Just as for ODK collect, you will need a device running on Android to scan barcodes for ActivityInfo. The bar code scanner application Barcode Scanner (also known as Zxing or Zebra crossing) will also need to be installed on your device prior to use. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play store. When performing data entry through ODK collect, you will see a prompt asking you to scan a barcode using your mobile phone camera or a barcode scanner.

Once the barcode has been detected and decoded, the alphanumerical code will be stored in ActivityInfo.

In addition to the original 1-D barcode, many different types of barcodes are supported by this application among which the QR code and Data Matrix 2-D barcodes. The information that can be stored in these barcodes is multiple: text, quantities, alpha-numerical sequences, web url, etc.

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