3. Device Installation

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3. Device Installation

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Note: For earlier versions of Warehouse Insight, find the documentation here.

While the specifics for setting up each device differ based on the make and model, the following steps are applicable to all and required:

  1. Configure the WiFi.
  2. Download and install the software.
  3. Configure the barcode/wedge settings.
  4. Configure the software to connect to Business Central.

Each of the steps are outlined in more detail in the following sections.

Note: For more information on steps for configuring your device, contact Support.

Configure the WIFI

The specifics for configuring WIFI vary based on the device and network environment. The device must be able to reach the Business Central SOAP web service for the application to be able to communicate with Business Central.

Download and Install Software

During the Assisted Setup step of the extension installation, an install report was generated.  Step 1 of the install report contains a barcode that can be scanned to assist with downloading the appropriate software.

Android Devices

The Warehouse Insight .apk file is the main application for Warehouse Insight. To install the .apk file, complete the following.

  1. Scan the Android Devices barcode provided in Step 1 of the Install
  2. Select OK on prompt if needed.
  3. Open the installation .apk.
  4. Select Install.
  5. Select Open when installation is complete.
  6. Select Allow to enable the required permissions.
  7. See the remaining sections for how to configure the software to connect to Business Central.
  8. Note any special instructions mentioned for when configuring the Data Intents.
Note: You can install this file by copying the file to the device and launching it from there.

Windows Mobile/CE Devices

The Warehouse Insight .cab file is the main application for Warehouse Insight. To install the .cab file use the following steps.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Scan the Window Mobile Devices barcode provided in Step 1 of the Install report.
  3.  
Note: You may need to press Icon for the address bar to appear.
  1. Press Yes to download and install the .cab file.
Note: You can install this file by copying the file to the device and launching it from there.

Configure the Barcode/Scanning Settings

The devices must be configured to send the barcode scans to the Warehouse Insight application in a specific manner. The mechanisms for achieving this vary by device and operating system. For additional assistance, contact Support.

Android Devices

The Warehouse Insight application requires that the barcode scans be sent via Data Intents. If this is not configured, scans will not be registered in the application.

In addition, any wedge scanning codes (e.g., carriage returns or tabs) should be removed. If these are not, unexpected behavior may occur in the application (e.g., messages/errors being automatically hidden or dialogs automatically closing).

The following steps for configuring are based on the Honeywell CK65. Other models will need to change the values in a similar fashion.

  1. Navigate to Scanner Settings (Settings – Honeywell Settings – Scanning – Internal Scanner).
  2. Choose Default Profile.
  3. Click Data Processing Settings.
  4. Toggle Data Intent
  5. Open the Data Intent settings.
  6. Set the fields as instructed to on the Warehouse Insight Welcome page (e.g., set the intent Action to whibarcode with all other values blank).
Note: Android scanning devices have similar options available. For additional assistance, contact Support.

Windows Mobile/CE Devices

The Warehouse Insight application requires < be placed in front of any barcode scans and > after. If these are not set, scans do not register in the application.

Remove any post scanning codes (e.g., carriage returns or tabs). If they are not removed, unexpected behavior may occur in the application (e.g., messages/errors being hidden or dialogs closing).

The following steps for configuring are based on a DataLogic Skorpio X3. Other models will need to change the values to match.

  1. Press the Decoding link (Start – Settings – System – Decoding).
  2. Open the Formatting page (Config… – General Formatting).
  3. enter < for the Label Prefix.
  4. Enter > for the Label Suffix.
  5. Leave the Data Separator blank.
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