Barcode Scanning and Label Printing

Albert allows you to use a Barcode Scanner to quickly and easily access Inventory items and update the Inventory. 

Note: Barcode scanners do not need to be configured to work with Albert. 

Label Printing

Labels for Lots in the Inventory can be downloaded and printed from Albert. To download a label for a Lot in the Inventory, navigate to the Inventory module and search for your desired Inventory item. (For more information on searching the Inventory, click here.) 

Click on the desired Inventory item to open it. Under the Lots header, navigate to the Lot you'd like to print a label for, click on the three dots, and select "Download Label." 

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The label will download as a PDF and can be printed from there.

Barcode Scanning

Barcode Generation Logic for Labels

Albert's barcode generation logic only displays information if necessary to keep the barcode as small as possible. 

The logic list information on the barcode based on the criteria below:

Task ID

  • All labels should include a task ID

Inventory / Lot ID

  • Will only include IF there are multiple inventory items
  • If there is an inventory with no lot, will put the inventory ID on the barcode
  • If there is an inventory AND lot, will only put the lot on the barcode (lot is unique and always associated to an inventory item, so both IDs are not required)

Block ID

  • Will only include IF there are multiple blocks

Intervals

  • Will only include if there are intervals

Some considerations:

  • Inventory IDs can start with a "B" which makes it look similar to a Block ID
  • Inventory IDs can have a "-"
  • When you have inventory number like “B12345”, you need to at “INV” at the start for the API call for it to call correctly -> “INVB12345”. However, with Lot ids “ LB12345” you need to add a “LOT” but remove the “L” -> “LOTB12345” instead of “LOTLB12345” for it to work.

 

Scanning an Inventory Item Label

  1. Open Albert in your browser and turn on the scanner (verify it is connected to the computer via Bluetooth or USB cable) or open your Albert mobile application.
  2. Physically select the inventory item you are interested in and identify the barcode location.
  3. If using the Albert mobile app, tap Barcode on the bottom of your screen. The camera application on your mobile device will start.
  4. Point your device's camera at the barcode 
  5. Once scanned, the Lot's details page will open up, where you can perform actions such as inventory transfer or adjustment.

Scanning a Task Label

  1. Open Albert in your browser and turn on the scanner (verify it is connected to the computer via Bluetooth or USB cable) or open your Albert mobile application.
  2. Physically select the Task label you are interested in and identify the barcode location.
  3. If using the Albert mobile app, tap Barcode on the bottom of your screen. The camera application on your mobile device will start.
  4. Point your device's camera at the barcode.
  5. Once scanned, you will be brought directly to the batch or property task, where you can claim the task or view details, such as notes and Parameter Groups. You can also view the data for Property Tasks.
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