You can use a 2D Barcode/QR Code to populate List Items on the TallyTrak App. Using this feature requires the following:

Here are instructions on setting up and using 2D barcodes/QR Codes on the TallyTrak app:

  1. Add new or use existing List Items on your online Portal account. You cannot use 2D barcodes/QR codes to populate Tasks.
  2. Decide how many List Items the barcode will contain
  3. Use a 2D barcode/QR code generator
  4. Use the following format to generate the barcode:

[
List name:List item,
]

       Or, if including multiple List Items

[
List name:List item,
List name:List item,
List name:List item,
List name:List item,
List name:List item,
]

        Example 1: One List Item

[
Tree variety:Abies balsamea phanerolepis,
]

        Example 2: Multiple List Items

[
Tree variety:Ivory Halo Dogwood,
Block:1,
Year:2019,
]

  1. Once your 2D barcodes/QR codes are printed, launch the TallYTrak app
  2. You can use this feature on the TallyTrak module or InstaCaliper module
  3. For InstaCaliper, on the main measure screen, scan the 2D barcode/QR code before taking the measurement
  4. The app will populate the List Items in the Information box with any Items that match the Lists displayed. For example, if the list "Tree Variety" is active for the selected Task, the "Tree Variety" List Item would update to "Abies balsamea phanerolepis" in Example 1 above.
  5. No other List Items would update if the Example 1 barcode is scanned. The user could still manually select and change these List Items using the normal Information box Edit screen.
  6. If the user scans the barcode in the Example 2 above, all three Lists "Tree variety", "Block", and "Year" would update.
  7. A user could scan multiple 2D barcodes/QR codes before taking a measurement to update different Lists. Remember to check that all information is correct because once you take the measurement, the entry is saved and then must be undone.
  8. It is important that the barcode format is correct, the List Item already exists in the online Portal, and everything matches exactly to the List:List Item on the Portal.