Tracmor works with any barcode scanner that can both read a barcode and “paste” the value into a text field, usually via a USB or Bluetooth connection.
You can use a barcode scanner to enter a number directly into Tracmor: place the cursor by clicking in the appropriate field – typically the asset tag field – then scan the barcode, and verify the number was read correctly. This method is useful for creating individual asset records.
Once the asset tag number is in Tracmor, a barcode scanner can also be used to find that record: click on the advanced search link, place the curser in the asset tag field – then scan the barcode. The search result will appear at the bottom of the search page.
Using a barcode scanner to create a list that can be imported into Tracmor.
You can quickly create lists in a spreadsheet such as Excel or a word processor like Notepad or Word and import the list into Tracmor.
To scan barcodes for import:
- Place the cursor in the text field – making sure that the scanner is set to include a carriage return.
- Scan each item.
- Save the data in the .csv or .txt file format.
- Ensure that all the associated asset locations and models already exist in your Tracmor database. (As needed , add new locations and models before importing.)
- If using Excel for the .csv file, add a column for location and specify the location for each asset tag. Then add a column for the model and specify the model for each asset tag.
- If using a .txt file, create data sets that include the asset tag, location, and model, delimiting each value with a tab or comma.
- Import the data set.