Barcode Readers portlet

The Barcode Reader portlet shows information about the barcode readers you have created.

You can use the controls on the portlet to do actions on the barcode readers. The actions include connecting, disconnecting, viewing properties, viewing logs, and exporting logs for barcode readers.

The Barcode Reader portlet of the Main page with a barcode reader displayed.

The Barcode Reader portlet of the Main page with a barcode reader displayed.

You can do an action on a barcode reader by using either of these methods:

  • Select the check box and use the buttons at the top of the portlet.
  • Right-click the row and choose the action from the list.

The star icon indicates whether the barcode reader is one of your favorite barcode readers. If you see a blue star, the barcode reader is a favorite barcode reader; if it is gray, it is not a favorite. To see all barcode readers or only your favorite barcode readers, click the star in the header row of the table.

The barcode readers and their properties are displayed differently, depending on whether the portlet is open in the List View or the Graphic View. To switch between the List View and the Graphic View, set the Device portlets on Main property in the Preferences dialog or the user property notebook.

The arrow to the left of the icon shows whether the barcode reader is connected or disconnected. When the barcode reader is disconnected, the camera or barcode scanner is unreachable and any barcodes read by the device are not reported to Ricoh ProcessDirector. Unless a user disconnected the barcode reader using the portlet, Ricoh ProcessDirector automatically attempts to reconnect a disconnected barcode reader.

To connect or disconnect a barcode reader, click the arrow.

If a barcode reader has an alert, the barcode reader has received scan data that it does not recognize. Use the barcode reader log to investigate the problem. Use the Clear Alert action to remove the alert from the barcode reader in the portlet.

If there is a yellow bar next to the barcode reader, the barcode reader is disconnected. If there is a red bar next to the barcode reader, the barcode reader has detected an error.

To manage the columns that are displayed in the table, click the Gear menu button at the top right of the portlet and select Manage Columns. You can also right-click anywhere in the Barcode Readers table header row and select Manage Columns. By default, these columns are displayed in the portlet:

  • Name
    Shows the name of the barcode reader.
  • Barcode reader location
    The location, if any, that the barcode reader is associated with.
  • Barcode format
    Shows the type of barcode set.
  • Connection status
    Shows whether the barcode reader is connected.
  • Barcode reader state
    Shows whether the barcode reader is ready to use.
  • Description
    The description, if any, that the barcode reader is associated with.
  • IP Address
    Shows the IP address associated with the barcode reader.

Changing the column settings in the Graphic View also changes them in the List View.

  • To sort the barcode readers according to one of the columns in the table, click the column heading. One click sorts the column into ascending order, two clicks sorts the column in descending order.
  • To reorder the properties displayed for the barcode readers, click a column heading, drag it to a different position, and release the mouse button.
  • To reorder the barcode readers, drag and drop rows.
  • To sort the barcode readers according to one of the columns in the table, click the column heading. One click sorts the column into ascending order, two clicks sorts the column in descending order.
  • To reorder the properties displayed for the barcode readers, click a column heading, drag it to a different position, and release the mouse button.

    Any sorting applied to the portlet based on a column heading is removed when you arrange the barcode readers in a specific order.

Only barcode readers that are associated with locations in the Locations to show property on your preferences appear in the Barcode Readers table.

You can filter the list by typing any string in the filter field Funnel icon at the top of the Barcode Reader portlet. Barcode readers that contain the string in any property that is included in a column in the table are displayed.

To export entries in the Barcode Readers table into a single Comma-Separated Value (CSV) file, click the Gear menu button and select Export Table to CSV.

The exported list contains only entries for barcode readers that match all the filters that are set. For example, you type Scanner in the filter field Funnel icon. The list in the CSV file contains only the entries for barcode readers with the word Scanner in their names. The entries are sorted by barcode reader name.

To add new barcode readers, administrators can click the Gear menu button at the top right of the portlet.

 
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