DevCon 2014: Supercharge your Workflows with Barcodes - Greg Lane

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Greg Lane (Skeleton Key)


Session Code: MOB001


FileMaker is a great platform for building barcode-driven workflows. With the addition of FileMaker Go 13’s ability to natively read barcodes using the built-in camera on an iPad or iPhone, we can build even better mobile workflows that make data entry and retrieval faster, more accurate, and more enjoyable for users. This session will share practical tips for building rock-solid workflows. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of native scanning versus hardware scanners and other third-party tools. We’ll also provide an overview of techniques for generating barcodes within FileMaker.


What you should know

Some experience developing with FileMaker Pro (including writing calculations and scripts) is recommended.


Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go


What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to build powerful, easy-to-use workflows using the native barcode scanning feature in FileMaker Go 13
  • Explore other methods for scanning barcodes in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of various barcode formats
  • Discover ways to generate barcodes within FileMaker


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