[QR Code Scanner] Are QR Codes the only available symbology for this reader?

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Published on 8 May (2 weeks ago) by Vitor Teixeira
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Published on 8 May (2 weeks ago) by Vitor Teixeira

I am looking for a barcode reader that will read other 3d codes besides QR codes. Specifically DataMatrix. Does this only read QR Codes?

Thanks

Yes Richard, it supports only QR Codes. 

Did you try Barcode Plugin or ZXing Barcode Scanner Plugin? These components support an array of formats, not sure about DataMatrix.


Swatantra Kumar wrote:

Did you try Barcode Plugin or ZXing Barcode Scanner Plugin? These components support an array of formats, not sure about DataMatrix.


We are looking for something that will specifically work with PWA's I have not checked lately but the last I had looked I do not believe those will work with PWA


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Richard Hoyt wrote:

I am looking for a barcode reader that will read other 3d codes besides QR codes. Specifically DataMatrix. Does this only read QR Codes?

Thanks

Hi Richard,

Although it is mostly tested with QR Codes, this component is using the ZXing library, so it should be able to read DataMatrix codes (https://github.com/zxing/zxing#supported-formats). I have quickly tested reading a few of those codes and it seems to have a good performance reading them when there is acceptable contrast between the code and the background.

Please feel free to use this sample app I created to test the reader with your codes: https://vitor-teixeira.outsystemscloud.com/qrcodesample/

Let me know if it works.
Cheers,

Vítor

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Vitor, Thank you for your response!  That is good news!  I did some quick testing and found it does work just as you noted.
One thing noted though is originally it started out with my front camera on my samsung note 9 which was a pain and wasn't working well but then somehow it changed to the back camera.  I am not sure if there is a way to add a setting that would set the camera preference?