Handheld QR code scanner

haemophile

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Hi I'm trying to find a handheld QR code scanner which can scan a code then allow me to enter data in a database format.
I do not want the QR code to store the data, just to be used as an identifier for which part of the database to bring up. Also I need to be able to transfer the data between the scanner and a PC. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

USAFRet

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googling for 'handheld QR code scanner' leads to multiple results.
That's the easy part.

Then, you'd have to associate a particular QR code with a specific row identifier in the database.
 

haemophile

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Sorry about long wait for reply, I'm open to suggestions for how to do this. Let me describe the issue.
I work in a warehouse that stores hundreds of pallets of stock. We have an identification process in place but this is written on paper then manually entered into a bespoke system.
What I am looking for is something the forklift driver can hold to enter the data about each pallet he is putting up that would then transfer the data to the computer to remove the need for all the paperwork.
 

Ralston18

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By "bespoke" I understand that to mean a system that cannot be changed - correct?

Generically, hand held inventory devices/scanners may be what you are looking for.

I.e, the forklift driver would use the hand held device to directly type in the necessary pallet identification process information copied directly from the paper.

Or maybe scan the paper directly. Also possible. Many available devices and options there.

Then that information could be wirelessly transmitted to the host/bespoken system. Versus someone else taking the paper and doing the data entry on a terminal somewhere else.

Much more needs to be known but there will always be a need for someone to manually enter in the hardcopy/"written on paper" data into the system.

Unless, there is someway to capture that data electronically before it is physically written out or printed on the paper attached to the pallet.

If the latter then all that would be needed is a barcode scan on the pallet. Then any references to that particular barcode would bring up the stored data associated with the pallet.

Key is to truly understand the required work flows and data flows. How does, for example, the identification process come to be written on paper to begin with and not keyed in beforehand as a starting point?

All of that will involve the need for changes.

And there will be trade-offs. Do you really want the forklift operators tasked with data entry versus focusing on safely operating the forklifts?

What about potential data entry errors on the operators part through omission or commission? What happens then?

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Google "Warehouse Barcode scanner wireless" as an initial starting search.

Then revise the search criteria as you read and learn in order to focus the search with respect to your specific requirements.

Overall though, probably work for a professional warehouse and/or inventory management team.

Especially if there are hard constraints - some part of the overall system that, for what ever reasons, cannot be changed.
 
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We only have 2 forklifts and they are operated by multiple people so errors already occur which I'm used to, thanks for the insight and help will go and look for items to research now thankyou.