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Knowledge Base

Database Response Fields

What is a Response Field?

The second most important field aside from the “value” itself, the response field contains any additional data that might be attached to a value. What that may include depends on the type of service the database containing the response is connected to. For example, a response could be:

  • The name of an attendee, “John Smith”
  • A type of ticket, “VIP, Section 1”
  • Description of a particular asset, “2×6 16′ Pressure Treated (20)”
  • And much more!

How Much Data can the Response Field Support?

Responses do not have to be limited in any way and can include several lines of information. A device can display a lot of information on the screen at once in structured text. If you have any questions about much data you’d like to put in your response field, please feel free to reach out on our LiveChat.

Also, you can use the Webify option to add HTML or Web content to the Response field. Check out our article for more information on Webify.

Can I Put a URL in the Response Field?

Yes. The URL format is: http://your_url.com

If you want the app user to have the option to tap a button to view web content, the URL can open in its own full-screen window from a Webify container if you include a prefix. In both cases, the app user can seamlessly continue scanning after closing the window or browser.

The codereadr:_blank: prefix will attempt to open it in-app but in a full view window.

The codereadr:browser: prefix will open it in the device’s default browser app (i.e. Chrome or Safari).

This is a feature of Webify as well.

The app limits you to one URL per response field. The app will recognize it as a URL and open it if the app user taps the Response field.