3. Device Installation

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3. Device Installation

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The following describes the general steps required to configure your device. These steps are relevant for every device, though the specifics will vary based on your device model.

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

Each of the steps will be outlined in more detail in the following sections. For additional assistance contact Support.

Hint: You can get additional information and steps for configuring your device on the support portal.

Configure the WIFI

The specifics for configuring WIFI will vary based on the device and network environment. However, the end result is 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 use the following steps.

  • Scan the “Android Devices” barcode provided in “Step 1” of the Install report.
    • This should automatically launch the appropriate web browser to download the application.
    • Alternately, you can type the address in manually that is written beside the barcode on the report.
  • If prompted accept the warning message.
Warning Message
  • Open the installation .apk
Installation
  • Install the application
Installation of App
  • When installation has completed press “Open” to launch the application
App Installed
  • Allow the device the required permissions
Permission
  • See the remaining sections for how to configure the software to connect to Business Central. Note any special instructions mentioned for when configuring the Data Intents.
Welcome Message
Note: You can also install this file by copying the file manually to the device and then 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.

  • Open Internet Explorer
    In the address bar scan the “Window Mobile Devices” barcode provided in “Step 1” of the Install report.
    • You may need to press this icon for the address bar to appear

Icon

    • Alternately, you can type the address in manually that is written beside the barcode on the report.
      2. Press “Yes” to download and install the .cab file
  • Press “Yes” to download and install the .cab file
CAB file
  • Press “OK” after installation completes
Note: You can also install this file by copying the file manually to the device and then 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 exact mechanisms for achieving this will 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 like carriage returns or tabs should be removed. If these are not, unexpected behavior may occur in the application, like 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.

  • Go to the Scanner Settings
    • Settings -> Honeywell Settings -> Scanning -> Internal Scanner
  • Choose the Default Profile
  • Click the Data Processing Settings
  • Toggle the “Data Intent” on
Data Processing
  • Click/Open the Data Intent settings
  • Set the fields as instructed to on the Warehouse Insight Welcome page (see previous installation steps)
    • Typically, the intent “Action” should be set to “whibarcode” and all other values left blank.
Data Intent
Note: Most Android scanning devices will have similar options available. For additional assistance contact Support.

Windows Mobile/CE Devices

The Warehouse Insight application requires a ‘<’ be placed in front of any barcode scans and a ‘>’ after. If these are not set scans will not be registered in the application.

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

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

  • Press the “Decoding” link
    • Start → Settings → System → Decoding
  • Open the “Formatting” page
    • Config… → General → Formatting
  • For the “Label Prefix” enter a ‘<’
  • For the “Label Suffix” enter a ‘>’
  • For the “Data Separator” make it blank
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