Location barcode management helps you track your assets across a large number of locations quickly and efficiently. Not just this, but you can keep up with complex location labeling practices. For example, warehouses can often have a very detailed ID system, with 10.202.989.1.99 signifying warehouse # 10, aisle # 202, rack # 989, stack # 1 and at position # 99. Using our new location barcode system, you can now scan these numbers to get to the exact items you need in no time at all!
Let’s have a look at what you can expect from this feature:
You can now add Identification Numbers to locations, either when you first create a location, or by editing it at a later time.
This is an optional field which serves as a unique identifier for your location. This ID can be printed and scanned as a barcode, instantly pulling up the location on your system as needed. It will also show up on the Location Detail Page under ‘Identification Number’:
Note the Sequence Number just under that, denoting Baltimore as ‘Location # 2’. This will help you keep track of your locations much more easily, and enable you to pull up similarly-named locations a lot quicker. This gets reflected in the URL as well. For example:
https://xyz.ezofficeinventory.com/locations/2 will take you to Baltimore for this account.
Scanning Location Barcodes
On location fields in the mobile app (including Create, Edit, Checkout, Checkin, Mass Edit, or any Filters), a barcode icon is shown, outlined in blue below:
Scanning the location barcode here will bring up the associated location.
To begin using this feature, go to Settings → Company Settings → Location Field Format, and choose Search Lookup:
You can now use location IDs and scan location barcodes.
When checking items in or out, you can use ‘@’ to bring up a location by its Identification Number, or ‘#’ to search by the Location #.
Importing Location Data
In addition to adding new locations using an excel import, you can also update existing locations from Items → Locations → Import From Excel Sheet → Update Existing Locations:
You can now use the Location # or the Location Identification Number to map a location to one that already exists in the system.
The Location List Report also includes both the Location #, as well as the Location Identification Number, helping you get more precise data each time.
Share your Queries
For more assistance, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also share your ideas on our Community Forum or visit our blog for detailed support posts on our equipment management software.