What’s a QR code and how do I use it?

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What’s a QR code?

A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode that contains a link. When used within the Assetas application, QR codes can link directly to assets or form types. 

How do I scan a QR code?

From your mobile device or tablet, you can either use a dedicated QR code scanning app, or many modern devices have a QR reader built into the camera function.

On an iPhone:

  1. Open your camera app and hover over the QR code. Ensure all four corners of the QR code are within the camera view.
  2. You should see a pop-up notification appear on the top of your screen.
  3. Tap the pop-up notification to be directed to the link within the QR code.

If you do not see a pop-up notification, you may not have the ‘Scan QR Codes’ feature enabled. To turn this on, go to Settings > Camera, and toggle on the Scan QR Codes option.

On an Android device:

  1. Press and hold the home button, then tap Lens. That’s the icon that looks like a circle surrounded by lines to the left of the four colored buttons at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Hover over the QR code. Ensure all four corners of the QR code are within the camera view.
  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen to scan the QR code.
  4. Tap the pop-up notification to be directed to the link within the QR code.
If this is your first time using the Lens feature, you’ll see a prompt. Choose Allow to proceed. If you don’t have Google Assistant on your Android, you can download the Google Lens app from the Google Play Store.
 

How do I create a QR code?

For records with populated tracking codes, the QR code generator is found embedded within the record’s detail page. 

  1. Locate a record with a populated tracking code. 
  2. On the detail’s page, select the barcode icon to the right of the “Tracking Code”.
  3. Confirm the following fields. Data fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
    • Encoded Information: Enter the information you wish to encode in the QR code. This will auto-populate with the record’s tracking code.  
    • Size: Move the slider to the appropriate size you wish to generate.
  4. Select “Generate” upon completion.

Assetas also has a built-in QR code/barcode generator for creating barcodes and QR codes for records without tracking codes (for example, form types). You must be logged in to use this feature. 

  1. Copy the URL of the item you’d like to generate a QR code for. 
  2. On the QR code/barcode generator page, confirm the following fields. Data fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
    • Encoded Information: Enter the URL you wish to encode in the QR code.
    • Size: Move the slider to the appropriate size you wish to generate.
  3. Select “Generate” upon completion.

You may right-click on any barcode format to copy the image and use it elsewhere. 

 

 

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