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We have 2 fields: one which is a free text and the other is a combo-box. we have 2 barcodes, so can we scan the 2 barcodes and add their values inside the text and the combo-box fields?

As I were watching this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUvttbYpu4 back to May 2019, which mentioned that scanning bar codes only work when accessing the power apps from you mobile and not from the web inside a laptop.

So any advice?

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As per Microsoft official documentations:

  1. Barcode scanner control in Power Apps
  2. Limitations of controls in canvas apps

When using desktop browsers, the barcode scanner isn't supported. Use the Power Apps for mobile app.

The barcode scanner control is only supported on Android and iOS devices. All other platforms will show a warning that some features of the app won't work.


Update:

I can see there is one experimental feature available in power apps settings for web barcode scanner. I am not sure if this is supported yet or fully functional (experimental features are not recommended by Microsoft to use in production apps). But, you can enable it from settings & try using it:

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Then you can insert the control from Insert > Media:

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The scanner automatically detects a barcode, a QR code, or a data-matrix code when in view. The control doesn't support scanning in a web browser. The barcode scanner control is only supported on Android and iOS devices. All other platforms will show a warning that some features of the app won't work.

This May Work, Peter

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