1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 1, 2013 11:03 AM by mchelone

    How to use a barcode scanner with this product? Anyone?

    profzoom1

      Hi All,

       

      I am really trying to find out just how to use a barcode scanner with this product to do a few things.

       

      Easily add assests into the data base.

      Use the barcode scanner to check in and check out assets

      track assests as to where they are located

       

      I would like to be able to track the entire life of an asset from purchase to EOL and replacement but I am having a hard time justifying this product if it is not easy to use in scanning in items to the database.

       

      I was informed this could be done but has anyone actually done this?

      Do you need to use a third party product to make this work?

      How do you get it to work?

       

      Thanks in advance for any help with this!

        • Re: How to use a barcode scanner with this product? Anyone?
          mchelone

          We use scanners for our inventory, with tablets for our techs.

           

          Just make sure the scanner is set as a keyboard input device and that it has a carriage return set to hit enter when you scan an item so that it automatically searches.

           

          As for adding inventory your're better off downloading the template from imports to a .csv scanning your relevant fields (barcodes, SN, mac's) and doing a bulk import as the UI isn't very flexible when it comes to bulk work.