Hi I want to intergrate a Handheld scanner in Ignition Perspective V8.1.25. I know that we can use the camera option from Ignition mobile by using the Barcode feature in events. But I want to use a handheld barcode scanner. I someone worked on it, can you guys help me out?
We use CipherLabs RS35 handheld barcode scanners which comes with pre-loaded software to manage the built-in barcode scanning engine. Using that, you setup the scanner to output the scan as key events and use the Perspective barcode scanner input component using either a regex or prefix/suffix combination to capture scans.
Thanks for the info! can you send me an example or screenshots if possible.
On the RS35, the app is called
ReaderConfig (which is specific to the RS35, not any handheld) where you select a Configuration, multiple configs can be saved, but I just use the
Default profile it comes with. Select the
Default profile then select
Scanner Preferences then
Data Output then set the default mode to
KeyEvent. Inside this configuration you can add prefix and suffix characters, enable/disable barcode types, etc.
On the Ignition side, you just place a barcode scanner input component on the view. From there you either set the prefix and suffix props, or the regular expression field to match a certain pattern.