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What is Manatee Works?
How do I use the Manatee Works Element?
The Manatee Works element can be configured to scan only certain code types for faster processing and improved accuracy. This means, if you line up many different types of barcodes but only check off to scan the QR barcodes, it will ignore all the other barcode types.
To add the Manatee Works element to your form, please follow the instructions below.
STEP 1. From inside the form builder, click the Manatee Works button from the left-hand menu. You'll see it populate the device view.
STEP 2. On the right-hand side, you'll see the element properties. Enter the name of your element.
PLEASE NOTE: If you check the Based on Label option, it will create a data column based on the Label on the element.
STEP 3. Under the Input Properties tab, click the drop-down menu and choose the types of barcodes you want to scan.
STEP 4. Choose the Scanner Effort Level. An effort level ranges from 1 to 5. The greater the level, the higher the frequency of slices, which allows for hard to detect code to be scanned with greater accuracy.
PLEASE NOTE: The higher a Scanner Effort Level, the longer it will take to scan the entire image.
STEP 5. In the Dynamic Value field of the element, set the value to an empty string: scan_the_barcode=""
PLEASE NOTE: scan_the_barcode is just an example of a data column name. You'll want to use whatever data column name you have chosen for your particular Manatee element.
STEP 6. Add a Text Area element below your Manatee Works element.
STEP 7. Add scan_the_barcode.raw in the Dynamic Value to the Text Area to push all data that is scanned into the field. This will ensure that all the information embedded in the code will be copied into that field.
STEP 8. Click Save.
PLEASE NOTE: If you scan a barcode and see asterisks (*) being populated in the text field, this is either due to the scan being too quick and not capturing the full barcode or if you are using a white label app, you may need a manatee license. If it is the latter, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or the Customer Support team.