Bluetooth Barcode Laser Scanner

I made an inventory app for fixed assets. Currently it scans asset barcode tags by camera. Is it possible to use a bluetooth barcode laser scanner to obtain a barcode tag? If so which bluetooth laser scanner works best? Is it also possible to use both to obtain a barcode using the camera or laser scanner? Thanks!

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Hello. Sorry to say but no bluetooth scanner will work, bluetooth in general is not implemented in the AppSheet app or platform.

You will want to use the built-in scannable option for an Appsheet field marked as “text” or “ref”. This triggers the camera function on your smartphone or device, all from within AppSheet itself. You may have already read our help article on scanning, but here it is: https://help.appsheet.com/en/articles/961642-using-a-barcode-scanner


Am I reading this post wrong then that they are using bluetooth barcode scanners with appsheet?

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AppSheet itself doesn’t inherently support Bluetooth, but any connected Bluetooth device that delivers input as a keyboard should work, I’d think.

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Ah, that’s an interesting nuance. I had not tested this personally so didn’t think about this possibility.

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