1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 14, 2016 12:41 PM by Derek Warren

    Multiple DataWedge profiles for browser

    Jeff Murrell

      Here is the scenario:

       

      In house web app that requires that a character be prefixed to scanned data so that it can detect when data is scanned and react accordingly.  This is currently being handled by modifying Profile0 in Datawedge.  Now we want to add another 3rd party web app that cannot handle the prefixed character that is currently being applied via DataWedge.

       

      Here are the options we've come up with so far:

       

      1. Use Enterprise Browser and control scanning configuration from within your web app and don't rely on DataWedge. Probably a non-started as we have no control over 3rd party web app.

      2. Create multiple DataWedge profiles and use the DataWedge API to change the active profile from within an application that calls the required web page.

       

      Any other ideas?

       

      Is there a better way to detect scanned vs keyed data in a web app?

        • Re: Multiple DataWedge profiles for browser
          Derek Warren

          Number 2 might not be possible if they're reaching the applications through the built in web browser since they'll have the same launcher association in DataWedge.

           

          Hmm this is a tough one but there might be another option.

           

          How are they accessing the web applications? Are they bookmarked, shortcuts, typing in URL bar?

          Are they using the same barcode type(s) for both applications?

          Is the EMDK being used for any application on the device?

           

          Building on your 2nd option, maybe a pass through application that Modifies/Enables/Disables a DataWedge profile when switching from 3rd party applications might be feasible.