Without using codeREADr or QuickBase APIs, you can create codeREADr Services directly on our website.
If a record-only type Service (i.e. no database required), simply decide what information you want to collect after each scan. If a validation type Service (i.e. validating against a database of barcode values), determine what information you want to collect after each scan. However, you need to import a simple CSV file to codeREADr’s servers. That file includes the barcode values to validate against and any associated content, such as conditions or descriptions for those values.
After scanning, you can filter and export a CSV file of your scan records. Then, import them into QuickBase.
Here’s a CSV export from codeREADr.com:
And here’s the file after importing to your QuickBase table:
Once your data is in QuickBase, you can build applications and generate reports.
The CSV option is valuable when the app-user could have slow or unstable Internet connectivity.
For example, let’s say you need to validate tickets, badges, or IDs for an event. However, if the Internet is slow, lines build up quickly. If you create your Service on codeREADr, it downloads the event’s database directly to the app for instant viewing and validation of each ID.
Also, let’s say the app-user needs to know the current condition or status of an asset before updating the record. However, the Internet connection can be unstable. Thus, the offline viewing and validation of the asset database are of great value.