Note: If your database is empty, you’ll first need to fill it either with values directly entered or autofilled. This tutorial shows you only how to view and save those values as barcode images.
It is important to note you do not need to use barcodes or QR codes generated by the CodeREADr platform. In fact, most clients generate their own barcodes and just upload the barcode values to databases on our servers.
If you prefer, you can use CodeREADr to generate QR code images and then merge the images into printed media and/or electronic media (email, web, etc.). You then can distribute the images with whatever tools you have for your application.
To generate barcodes through the database menu, do the following:
You can right click to “Save Image As”
QR code images can be exported in bulk from the Databases page or the Tasks page.
Click “Export” on the Database page or “Export Barcodes” on the Tasks page. Once the generation task is complete, you can directly download the ZIP file including all your images. We also send you an email with a link to download a ZIP file.
Without a paid plan you can generate both Standard and Branded QR codes for testing purposes. A Standard QR code includes just the QR code and associated human-readable text. Branded QR codes can be customized with an image and text.
If you’ve signed up for at least a 5-Device paid plan, you can generate a large number of QR codes. You can upgrade to a paid plan and downgrade back to the Free Plan as needed.
There is a limit of 100MB per generation request. The number of QR codes that limit represents depends on the image used and the QR code size. The typical size for a Standard QR code is 5KB. The typical size of a Branded QR code is 25KB (assumes small image size – e.g. 120×120 pixels).
If the number of values in your database could create an export file larger than the 100MB limit, please contact email@example.com. Learn more about branded QR codes.
To print your exported QR codes on labels we recommend that you purchase label sheets (Avery, etc.) where the entire sheet is a single, adhesive-backed label. Once printed you can then cut to size.
Here are some alternatives to printing the QR codes generated by our service:
Note 1: If you can choose the type of barcode to use, we highly recommend 2D barcodes for accuracy and speed, especially QR codes. However, CodeREADr can scan up to 50 different barcode languages. So we’ve got you covered!
Note 2: If you order QR Code labels from a printing company, be sure they use Model 2 (or later). Also, before deploying your 1D or 2D barcode labels, test scanning with the iOS and/or Android OS devices you plan to use.
Note 3: If you order pre-printed labels, FOBs, or cards you will likely want to order extra cards for future use. The barcode (or QR code) “value” on all cards should be numeric or alphanumeric, random or sequential. For example, if you are creating an ID card, the value might be “a_00001”. If you know the name of the person in advance, you can put that on the card, too. However, you don’t have to do that. Instead, in your uploaded CodeREADr CSV file, you could have the barcode value in column 1 and the person’s name and other personal info in column 2. In that way, the app user will see the name after scanning the barcode.
You can use Mail Merge to insert your exported images into documents, emails, etc. While there Mail Merge applications available for Excel, Word, etc., look here for instructions on how to Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Sheets.
Developers can use an API call to insert barcode values singularly or in bulk to databases on our servers and then use another API call to generate a QR code to display each value in electronic media, such as email, messaging, and web pages.