Barcode Reader activity

An activity that reads a barcode image, and stores a text version of the code in a process data variable.


Barcode Reader activity

Configure the Barcode Reader activity

To configure the Barcode Reader activity, do the procedure in this topic.

Prerequisites

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. Open Process Builder.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to Process Builder.


    Open Process Builder
  2. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Document tab.

    Document tab
  3. On the Document tab, drag the Barcode Reader activity onto your process.

    Barcode Reader activity

Procedure

  1. Complete the fields on the General Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Configure General Options for a System Activity.

  2. Click Source Configuration Source Configuration icon.
  3. On the Source Repository screen, select the source location of your barcode image.
  4. Click Barcode Reader Configuration Barcode Reader Configuration icon.
  5. Complete the fields on the Barcode Reader Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Read a Barcode Image.

  6. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > Email Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

General Configuration

Specifies the basic settings for the Barcode Reader activity.

Figure: General Configuration screen

General Configuration screen

Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Source Repository

Specifies the original, or source, location type for your barcode image.

Figure: Source Repository screen

Source Repository screen

Fields

Field Name Definition

Amazon S3 Amazon S3 icon

Function:
Specifies that Amazon S3 is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > Amazon S3.

Box Box icon

Function:
Specifies that Box is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > Box.

Dropbox Dropbox icon

Function:
Specifies that Dropbox is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > Dropbox.

File System File System icon

Function:
Specifies that the file system on the AgilePoint Server machine is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > File System.

FTP FTP icon

Function:
Specifies that FTP is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > FTP.

Google Drive Google Drive icon

Function:
Specifies that Google Drive is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > Google Drive.

NetSuite NetSuite icon

Function:
Specifies that NetSuite is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > NetSuite.

OneDrive OneDrive icon

Function:
Specifies that OneDrive is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > OneDrive.

OneDrive for Business OneDrive For Business icon

Function:
Specifies that OneDrive for Business is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > OneDrive for Business.

Salesforce Salesforce icon

Function:
Specifies that Salesforce is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > Salesforce.

SFTP SFTP icon

Function:
Specifies that SFTP is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > SFTP.

SharePoint SharePoint icon

Function:
Specifies that SharePoint is the source location of your barcode image.

To select your file in the source location, complete the fields on Barcode Reader > Source Repository > SharePoint.

Barcode Reader Configuration

Specifies the configuration to store the barcode text in a process data variable.

Figure: Barcode Reader Configuration screen

Barcode Reader Configuration screen

Fields

Field Name Definition

Stores Barcode Text in this Variable

Function:
Specifies the process data variable that stores the text version of the barcode.
Accepted Values:
A process data variable that accepts an alphanumeric string with no spaces or special characters.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Limitations:

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