There are multiple ways to scan barcodes in Katana.

Learn more about barcodes

If the items or batch numbers don't have physical barcode labels, the barcode labels will need to be printed.

Preparations for scanning in the Katana main app

  • Barcodes need to be switched on

  • A scanner has to be connected to a device that is running the Katana app

  • Scan mode needs to be active or the field selected to search or enter the barcode.

Activating the scan mode in the Katana main app

  1. On screens that have a Start scanning button, there are 2 options to activate the scan mode.

    Example in "Buy" screen:

    1. Click the button to activate barcode scanning -or-

    2. Use the keyboard shortcut (CTRL+B on PC or CMD+B on MAC) to activate the scan mode

  2. On a modal that has a field "click here or press CTRL+B (CMD+B) to start scanning" there are also 2 options to activate the scan mode.

    1. Clicking the field to activate the scan mode

    2. Use the keyboard shortcut (CTRL+B on PC or CMD+B on MAC) to activate the scan mode

Scanning to enter data

Selecting any of the editable barcode fields will allow entering a barcode number using a scanner that scans the barcode.

Read more about editing barcodes.

Scanning to search for an item or batch number

In the Items screen or in the Stock screen > Batches tab, selecting a barcode filter and scanning a barcode will search the item or a batch number.

Using a smart device camera in Katana Shop Floor Control app to scan barcodes

The Katana Shop floor app has a built-in barcode scanner that can use a smart device camera.

In order to scan a barcode, the operator needs to activate the scanner in their smart device camera by clicking on the "Scan" button found in various places throughout the app.

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