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Add a Workflow Rule
  1. Under Workflow Rules in the left settings menu, click Add Rule.

    The Workflow Rule page displays the Trigger section automatically.

  2. In the top left corner, type in the Rule Name.

  3. In the Trigger section, select the action that initiates the rule (Incoming Barcode or Button double-press) and click Save Trigger.

    A green Success modal prompt appears with Add Action and Add Condition buttons.

  4. Under Condition, click Add and define it by selecting the relevant settings from the drop down menus. Click Save Condition.

    A green Success modal prompt appears with Add Action and Add Condition buttons.

  5. In the Action section, click Add and define the Action and Operation details. Once done, click Save Action.

  6. At the bottom left, select Save Workflow Rule.

    The rule displays in the Workflow Rules section.

Trigger

When creating a rule, select a Trigger to designate when the rule is applied:

  • Incoming Barcode - the rule is executed when scanned barcode data is received

  • Button - Double-press - the rule is executed when you double-press the triggering button on the glove (trigger).

Note

You can only add one Trigger per Workflow Rule.

Conditions

If you select the Incoming Barcode as the Trigger, you can add certain Conditions to specify when the rule is executed.

Important

  • You can add multiple Conditions in a Workflow Rule. All Conditions must be met for the Workflow Rule to be executed.

  • If no Conditions are set, the Action will be applied whenever the Trigger happens.

You can add Conditions for:

Barcode content

For the Barcode content condition, you can select the following operations:

  • Barcode content is equal - Actions are only executed if the barcode content is identical to the entered value

  • Barcode content is not equal - Actions are only executed if the barcode content is different from the entered value

  • Barcode content does contain - Actions are only executed if the barcode content contains the entered value

  • Barcode content does not contain - Actions are only executed if the barcode content does not contain the entered value

  • Barcode content does match Regex - Actions are only executed if the barcode content matches the entered Regular expression

  • Barcode content does not match Regex - Actions are only executed if the barcode content does not match the entered Regular expression.

Barcode length

For the Barcode length condition, you can select the following operations:

  • Barcode length is equal - Actions are only executed if the number of characters in the barcode content is identical to the entered number

  • Barcode length is not equal - Actions are only executed if the number of characters in the barcode content is different than the entered number.

Symbology

For the Symbology condition, you can select the following operations:

  • Symbology is one of - Actions are only executed if the scanned barcode symbology matches the selected symbologies

  • Symbology is not one of - Actions are only executed if the scanned barcode symbology does not match any of the selected symbologies.

Actions

After you selected the Trigger and the Condition, you can specify what happens when they are met by defining an Action.

There are three Action types: Execution, Barcode transformation and Output.

Execution
  • Make a Beep - the mobile device beeps

  • Screen Time Reset - resets the sleep timer for your Android device's screen

  • Toggle Keycode - presses a specific keycode on the virtual keyboard (requires the Software Keyboard integration). Possible keycodes can be found here (all constants starting with KEYCODE_)

  • Hide Keyboard - On-screen keyboard is hidden

  • Open Link in Browser - opens the specified link in the browser (Make sure to include the protocol, e.g. https://insight.proglove.com/home)

  • Open link from Barcode in Browser - opens the specific link contained in the scanned barcode in the browser. (Make sure to whitelist the domain for a secure process and that only barcode contains only the link and nothing else).

Barcode transformation

This category of actions describes how barcode content can be manipulated.

Note

Actions using Key Combinations and Delay are only available when using USB HID as an Integration Path on the Gateway.

  • Prepend text - the entered string is inserted as the prefix of the barcode

  • Append text - the entered string is inserted as the suffix of the barcode

  • Insert at position - inserts the specified string inside the barcode content starting at the selected position (e.g. from the third character)

  • Insert delay at position - inserts a delay at a specific position

  • Insert before text - inserts the specified string before a specific text content inside the barcode

  • Insert delay before text - the delay is inserted as a prefix of the barcode

  • Insert after text - inserts the specified string after a specific text content inside the barcode

  • Insert delay after text - the delay is inserted after the matching text

  • Replace regex - you can enter a Regular Expression and replace it with the designated replacement Text (To learn more, see Regular Expressions)

  • Replace range - replaces the characters between the two specified character positions with the entered replacement Text

  • Prepend Key Combination - the specified Key Combination is inserted as the prefix of the barcode

  • Append Key Combination - the specified Key Combination is inserted as the suffix of the barcode

  • Insert Key Combination at Position - inserts the specified Key Combination inside the barcode content starting at the selected position (e.g. from the third character)

  • Replace Range with Key Combination - replaces the characters between the two specified character positions with the specified Key Combination

  • Replace Regex with Key Combination - you can enter a Regular Expression and replace it with the specified Key Combination (To learn more, see Regular Expressions)

  • Replace all before text - replaces all content before a specific text in the barcode content

  • Replace all before text with delay - inserts a delay as a prefix of the barcode instead of any content that comes before the matching text

  • Replace all after text - replaces all content after a specific text in the barcode content

  • Replace all after text with delay - inserts a delay as a suffix of the barcode instead of any content that comes after the matching text

  • Replace text - replaces a specific text from the barcode content

  • Replace text with delay - inserts a delay instead of the matching text

  • Delete range - deletes the characters between the two specified character positions

  • Delete regex - deletes the Regular Expression

  • Delete all before - deletes all before a specified string inside the barcode

  • Delete all after - deletes all after a specified string inside the barcode

  • Delete text - deletes a specific text from the barcode content

Output

This group of Actions only displays if you select a Custom Integration path. It allows you to define a custom way of transferring the barcode and applying the workflow rule.

Note

Output Actions are always executed last, regardless of the order inside the workflow rule.

  • Send via WebSocket - sends the scanned barcode content via WebSockets using a pre-defined port number

  • Send via USB - sends the scanned barcode content via USB

  • Send via MQTT - sends the scanned barcode content via MQTT

Key Combinations

A Key Combination is the combination of a Key (an HID keycode or an ASCII character) associated with a group of Modifiers. Individual keys can be also executed without modifiers, and a maximum of 6 keys can be pressed simultaneously. The Gateway ensures that all keys are released and do not stay pressed forever.

The following Modifiers are supported:

  • Left Control

  • Left Shift

  • Left Alt

  • Left Super

  • Right Control

  • Right Shift

  • Right Alt

  • Right Super.

Note

Key Combinations are only available when using the USB HID Integration Path.

Delay

The delay actions allow you to insert a delay before, during, or after the transmission of a barcode from the Gateway to the GUI (Graphical user interface). GUI applications that need to wait for a response from another system (i.e. database loading) require this feature. This is relevant for HID integrations only. There are 6 different options you can choose from, or combine them all to support your workflow, as shown in the image below.

Default delay time is set to 1 second (1000ms) and a maximum delay of 10 seconds (10000ms) is allowed.

WFRActionsDelay.png

Important

  • Delay actions do not support regular expressions and only include text matching.

  • This feature is available on Gateway Application Firmware version 2.2.0 and above.