Enter data into a field by scanning a barcode

Applies to: CapturePost; Details mode


It is possible to scan a details or data barcode which will place data into a specified field. The format for such a barcode is as follows:

/%Dfield%value

The variable elements of the barcode are:

  • field - the name of a subject field
  • value - the data that will be placed into the field

Example 1:

You are photographing music bands and have a field called Instrument. As each subject is photographed you wish to enter their musical instrument. You have barcodes for each of the instruments such as:

/%DInstrument%flute

Scanning this barcode will place the value flute into the Instrument field

Example 2:

Sports photography provides another opportunity for using this type of barcode.

You are photographing a sports league and have a field called Team. This field is to contain the name of each players team. You know the team names beforehand but do not know which player is in which team. As each subject is photographed you wish to enter their team name. You have barcodes for each of the teams such as:

/%DTeam%U10-Elite

Scanning this barcode will place the value U10-Elite into the Team field.

Combining details

It is possible to combine two or more barcodes into one. Scanning this combined barcode will then populate multiple fields at once.

Example 3:

Along with entering the team name as in example 2 above, you wish to enter the players field position at the same time. To this end you have a field called Team. and a field called Pos.

/%DTeam%U10-Elite/%DPos%Striker

Scanning this barcode will place the value U10-Elite into the Team field and the value Striker into the Pos field

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