Importing barcode data into Orca Scan

You can import your asset or inventory data into Orca Scan using a Microsoft Excel .xlsx spreadsheet. Your data must be in the first sheet and include a Barcode column that contains a unique barcode for each row. When a barcode is scanned from the mobile app, it will search your barcode column for a match; if it finds one, the data for that row will be returned to the device.


1. Use an Excel file

At present, you can only import .xlsx files - the default Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.

2. Include a Barcode column

Ensure your sheet contains a barcode column, so the system knows which columns to search through for a match.

3. Keep it clean

Your Excel file should not contain any irrelevant information such as logos or merged cells. Ideally, it should resemble the example below:

An example of barcode data in an Excel spreadsheet ready to import into Orca Scan
An example of barcode data in an Excel spreadsheet ready to import into Orca Scan

Troubleshooting

Import error: “Failed to fetch”

Try reloading the browser and importing the file again.

Import error: “Your spreadsheet must include a barcode column”

You need to add a column to the file named “Barcode”. You can always change this once the file is imported.


Next steps


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