PI Manual Logger WEB 2017 Barcode input during tour run
When running a web tour in PIML Web 2017, there needs to be an ability to lock keyboard input for values that are expecting a scanned input from a Barcode, QR code and RFID tag. We realize that the scanned code is coming from the keyboard attached or on screen; so another way is to block any keyboard entry that has a string less than or equaled to three characters. Thereby, forcing the acceptable keyboard string to be greater than three characters.
This allows the manager of the web tour to determine if a tag was visited legitimately or not. With that feature we can couple it with the limit function and require comments when the tag was left blank or doesn’t equal the expected value.
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. After evaluating it further, we have decided to decline this item, due to other high priority engineering needs across the PI System. Thank you for your feedback, and know that we are listening and reviewing every item that gets submitted!
Reference WI: 124369
Update: When referring to the keyboard attached or on windows 7, 8 or 10 screen, the scanner for the barcode, qr code or rfid code is coming through the same keyboard interrupt. That's why the idea is focused on the length of the string. A user can't type a string of individual characters in one keyboard input at a time while typing on the keyboard. Most codes are scanned in as a string of characters at once