A few months ago I wrote a series of articles (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) about barcode scanning in FileMaker Go 12. With the release of FileMaker 13, barcode scanning is now a native feature. There is no longer any need for the FileMaker Pro URL protocol and extra iOS applications.
In FileMaker 13, there is a new “Insert from Device” script step. The action is simple. Select the target field, a container, and from which device you want to insert (music library, photo library, camera, video camera, microphone, and signature).
Once you insert the barcode, you can get information about the barcode using the GetAsText( ) and GetContainerAttribute( ) functions. The former gets only the contents; the latter gets the contents and type of barcode.
There are currently 16 supported barcode types including QR Codes.
With barcode scanning now natively supported in FileMaker 13, there are more reasons to use FileMaker Go for inventory tracking and management.