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    Basic Database Searching

    1. Click on the Databases tab in the navigation bar.
    2. Click on the Database name or its edit button to search for a specific barcode value.
    3. By default, if your database has at least 1 entry, the search page should come up. Otherwise, click on the search tab.
    4. In the search box ‘search barcode values and responses’, enter any value or string to search for. This can be a barcode’s value or its response. Also, note that this search functionality is not case sensitive nor word base. Thus, any search containing a character or a set that you’ve entered will match to either a response or a barcode’s value.
    5. When you’ve entered a value or response to search for, press the ‘Search’ button to the right to conduct a search.

    Advanced Database Searching

    In addition to the feature, where you app-users can see within the app what has been scanned and unscanned, on the codeREADr website’s Databases page, there is an Advanced Search option for administrators which has some powerful features:

    A – You can search by Scanned values (accounted for) and Unscanned values (unaccounted for) and see the results directly on the Database page. The results (a ‘Disposition List’) will update in real-time from all app-user devices, providing the device has Internet connectivity. Simply refresh the page to update that view.

    The scanned/unscanned status is based on the Service you selected. If the tasks performed for these Services repeat daily, for example, then you will need a new Service for each day. Therefore, this feature may not be appropriate for repetitive tasks unless you are willing to use the ‘duplicate’ option on the Services page to duplicate the Service daily or for a week in advance.

    You must select the service to check against and then scroll down the web page to see the results.

    Share Links

    B – If you create a password-protected Share Link, you can view the status from any web browser without signing into codeREADr.com.

    Importantly, you can share this link with your app-users, team members, and clients. Simply, issue them an app username and password for the specific Service you created.

    Share Link

    Share Links are only helpful if you want to share the Disposition List. Those with access will be able to view the list, but not edit it or download it. A good practice would be to name the Share Link after the specific task or the Service selected.

    In-App Lookup

    To filter the result the app user can search by all, search by barcode value, and search by the response. This is an important feature because users can search within the database for unscanned values filtered by a specific parameter.

    For example, if your response text looked like this “Order A, Route 1”, “Order B, Route 1″, Order C, Route 2”, “Order D, Route 2”, etc. you can use the filter to find out how many items still need to be delivered for Order A or for Route 1.

    lookup tab

    Please note that searching for unscanned/scanned values will only work for one-time service use if duplicate checking is not turned on. Without duplicate checking, scanned values will remain scanned in the service-database association. If you would like the scan status to reset, you will need to enable duplicate checking with a reset period. This is the case for both app and website searching by scanned/unscanned values.

    Scan Links

    Scan links are web links using a custom URI scheme that define the scan value the app should receive when the link is visited. It’s normally used for replacing the app’s default Lookup view. We allow this by displaying a URL you provide in its place.

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    "codereadr://scan/?id=SCAN_VALUE"

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    Simply, create webpages with links using the custom scheme. When an app-user clicks a Scan Link, the app will handle it as a scan submitted to the currently selected service. To enable:

    1. Create a webpage with Scan Links.
    2. Edit your service on the Advanced settings page
    3. Enter your URL under Enable custom web view “Lookup”
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