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Setting up GS1 Scan4Transport Fields

With the app’s GS1 Scan4Transport feature, you can scan Scan4Transport QR Codes or Datamatrix barcodes and have the app extract relevant details that you want to capture as part of your record’s attribute.

Extracting a Single GS1 Scan4Transport Data Attribute

On the web app, first set up a Data Capture custom field.

On the Data Capture spreadsheet, under the Answer Type choose GS1 Scan4Transport.

Once the custom fields have been saved, on the associated form you will notice a form field like the one shown below.

From the button options, you can then choose to either scan a barcode (using a webcam or the smartphone app).

If the scanned barcode has valid GS1 Scan4Transport data in Digital Link format, you will be presented with a pop-up window like the one shown below, where attribute types such as SSCC, shipping address, etc, have been extracted.

From that pop-up window, you can then choose which data type should be extracted and saved on the form.

The same feature works in a similar manner on the smartphone app.

If you don’t want to choose the same option from the dropdown all the time, you can set the app to extract a specific Scan4Transport data attribute.

To do so, copy the code from this page, then enter it in the Options column of the GS1 Scan4Tranport custom field.


Extracting Multiple GS1 Scan4Transport Data Attributes

The ability to extract multiple GS1 application identifiers, from a single scan, saves time by reducing the need to have the same barcode scanned over and over again.

You can have the app automatically populate other form fields with data extracted from a single scan.

To set this feature up, on the web app, first set up a Data Capture custom field.

On the Data Capture spreadsheet, under the Answer Type choose GS1 Scan4Transport.

Under the Options column, enter a URL to a CSV file that contains the data attribute code to extract and the name of the custom field to save the extracted data to.

To set up the CSV, on your CSV program, you will need to set up two columns named Code and Field respectively.

On the Code column, enter the appropriate code based on the data you wish to extract from a scanned barcode. Refer to the table on this page for the codes to use.

On the Field column, enter the name of your custom field that you want the extracted data to go to. Refer to the Data Capture Questions column for the names to use, as shown in the example below. The names can be anything you want.


The CSV to associate with the custom field settings should now look like this.

Save the CSV and upload it to the Documents page.

Scroll to the Uploaded Files table, then copy the URL for the uploaded CSV file.

On your Data Capture page, where you have the Answer Type set to GS1 Scan4Transport, enter the copied URL under the Options column.

Save the changes made.

On your form, when scanning barcodes, the corresponding fields that were set up in the CSV file will be populated automatically with the extracted data.