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Knowledge Base

Explore our APIs

Hints for Using Our Barcode System APIs

Third-party service providers use CodeREADr’s API for many reasons. The most popular one is to integrate CodeREADr with their services to make the end-user experience simple and intuitive.

Also, CodeREADr’s Web service is transparent to customers. With our API, you can create and edit Services, Users, and Databases. Moreover, you can filter and retrieve scan records. Simply, pick and choose the APIs that best suit your needs. The scans retrieve API is popular because you can auto-fetch scan records, modify, insert them into a third-party database, and automate reporting.

Overview – Getting Started

The core task is creating Services. [Check the Services API]

However, before you can use the API to create Services, you need to use the API to create Users, Databases, and Questions. You should use the CodeREADr.com website to create your first Services to understand the tools.

  • Users: Your authorized app-users that can scan using a Service. [Check the Users API.]
  • Databases: Your database of barcode values against which a scan is validated and can present specific content to the app-user after each scan). [Check the Databases API.]
  • Questions: Prompts that display to the app-user to collect associated information after a scan. [Check the Questions API.]

Once you’ve created the associated User(s), Database, and Question(s), you’re ready to create a Service.

Contact support@codereadr.com for all unpublished calls.

  • The API call for a retrieving a CSV file of scan records with an Export Template is “template=e0798bcfb95714fc&return_type=csv”

Note: You cannot create the Export Template itself with this API call. However, you can pre-configure the template using the web service. and then add the template ID to the API call. You will have to look that up manually on the website by looking for it when creating the Export Template.

Here’s what the URL looks like:


Full API documentation is available in addition to our instructions in the Knowledge Base on how to use the website to create Services.

There are three ways of posting API requests. As well, you may need to whitelist your IP address.

Pricing and Limits

Testing of our APIs is available to free accounts. For production usage, it is only available for accounts with a Paid Plan.

An API call is counted when the CodeREADr server receives a call from a third party’s server. We strongly encourage developers to be efficient in the use of our API.

API calls specifically do not count requests from the CodeREADr mobile app (Scans, Lookup, History, etc.) to either the CodeREADr server or from the CodeREADr mobile app to a third-party server.

You will get an email alert if you exceed your paid plan limit of API calls.  We only send one alert a day by email. However, for each failed call, we return an error message to your server. The count is reset each minute so you can resend blocked calls after that minute is up.