ReadBarcodeData

A step based on this step template determines whether the barcodes for all the documents in a job have been read. To make the determination, the step checks the results file that one or more barcode readers update.

You can configure the step to process jobs in these ways:

  • After all the barcodes have been read, the step sends the job to the next step.
  • After all the barcodes have been read, the step waits for an operator to do the Complete barcode step action.
  • The step waits a specified amount of time for the results file to be updated. The step then sends the job to the next step even if some documents have not been detected.

Job property defaults

  • Barcode reader: Sample reader
  • Complete step when all barcodes are read: Yes
  • Document scan time property: Document scanned 1
  • Document status property: Document status 1
  • Results file inactivity timer (minutes):

Usage notes

  • A workflow can include multiple steps based on the ReadBarcodeData step template. If two or more ReadBarCodeData steps process a job, we recommend that you set different values for the Document status property and Document scan time property on each step. By using different values for Document status property, you can identify which camera or barcode scanner failed to detect certain barcodes. By using different values for Document scan time property, you have a record of the date and time when each camera or barcode scanner read the barcode.
  • The value of the Results file inactivity timer affects the behavior of the Complete step when all barcodes are read property. Here are several examples of that interaction:
    Results file inactivity timer value Complete step when all barcodes are read value Action
    No value Yes Jobs move to the next step when all the barcodes have been read.
    No value No Jobs stay in the ReadBarcodeData step until an operator does the Complete barcode step action.
    10 minutes Yes Jobs move to the next step in either of these situations:
    • When all the barcodes have been read.
    • When the results file has not been updated for 10 minutes, even if some barcodes have not been read.
    10 minutes No Jobs move to the next step when the results file has not been updated for 10 minutes, even if some barcodes have not been read.
 
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