This topic describes the barcode/qr data types, supported in Budibase
Barcodes and QR codes come in a huge range of formats, from simple product numbers to complex text patterns and URLs.
To accommodate the wide variety of content the field can handle, the Barcode/QR column type is stored as text, or a string.
Fields configured as Barcode/QR types in the database will appear as Barcode/QR components in the builder.
Creating a Barcode/QR column
The process for creating the column only takes a few seconds.
- First, navigate to your Datasource and click the Create New Column button
- Give the column a Name, e.g "ProductCode"
- Select Barcode/QR from the Type
- Click Save Column
In Budibase, depending on the field type, you can update the type of a column to another
In this instance, a Barcode/QR can be updated to any of the following and vice versa.
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This can be handy when you've been manually entering QR code and Barcode data for years as
Text and you finally switch the field type to Barcode/QR!
Updated 7 months ago