Scan & Search In a Ref Dropdown I want to Sc...

(Fabian Weller) #1

Scan & Search

In a Ref Dropdown I want to Scan a Barcode to find an item. The Barcode is part of the Label. But the App says “The can result didn’t match any known entries”. If I create a barcode from the Key, then it works. Can I scan for the Label of a Ref?

(Levent KULAÇOĞLU) #2

@Fabian Have you tried making the key and label same column? Label of a ref is simply an “easy-to-read” representation of the key column value. Therefore it’s working with the Key.

(Fabian Weller) #3

@Levent_KULACOGLU Label cannot be the Key because it has to be editable.

(Levent KULAÇOĞLU) #4

@Fabian the solution may be this; if the labels will be unique, then you can have an appformula in your key column like


and then make it both the key and the label. As I don’t know your sequence, I’m just brainstorming.

(Aaron Moolb) #5

@Fabian I do this in most of my apps! Make a label column with a CONCATENATE expression and make that virtual column searchable and the label.

Key column

Product name

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Hot Wheels


My Label check box is on the virtual column called Product Label and the expression looks like: CONCATENATE([Barcode]," ",[Product Name])

I think this is what you are looking for.

(Levent KULAÇOĞLU) #6

@Aaron_Moolb that will surely work. Thnx for the heads-up.