Creating a database is easy. It’s simply done with the click of a button on the “Databases” tab on the codeREADr website. “Add a Database” will allow you to do just that, and name it.
Filling a database is the next step. Our accepted format is simple.
CodeREADr supports the CSV (Comma Separated Values) file type, allowing you to quickly add barcodes to a database. These CSV files must be in the proper format or they will not be read correctly. Also, you can use TXT files if they follow the proper format. Not following this format will result in an upload failure.
Note on Column 2: If you want to present the app user with text from multiple columns within your CSV file, use the concatenate function of your Excel, Sheets or other database programs. Then, merge those columns into one field before importing into codeREADr.
On the Export tab of your database, you will see two options: Export Database and Export Barcode
Exporting your database from the CSV Export option will give you a spreadsheet of all your current uploaded values and response texts.
Exporting your database from the Barcode Export option will generate a zip file of all the current database QR codes. More on this can be found in our article on generating barcode images.
You can add the values manually to a database. However, it won’t always be time-efficient to do so. Adding values this way can be done at any time, even after importing values from a file or auto-filling them. Simply navigate to the database you wish to add value to, go to the “Add” tab, and manually enter your barcode value and response.
Importing the values from a CSV or TXT file will be useful if the code values exist already, as we’ve shown. However, if you have a web developer on staff, they can make use of our API to automatically insert values and responses from other web apps and integrations.
Auto-fill is a good option if you want to generate values for your barcodes. Also, you can use these to print these codes. After filling the database, export a CSV file full of these values and codes, and send them to be printed. However, if you already have codes you want to scan, do not use auto-fill.