Camera Barcode Scanning

Copper Contributor

Would it be possible to add barcode reading functionality into forms? It would be a benefit to me to be able to answer a question by using a mobile tablet or phone camera to scan a barcode of a serial number and populating the text. 

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@DonMen2063 there is a uservoice request for this here which you can vote for.


Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint, Website and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)

Hi Sir,

I am also having the same query, need mobile camera scanning option to input text in microsoft forms by scanning the barcode serial number.
Would update here, if i get solution.
Hey Rob, was there any solution to the inquiry from @DonMen2063? I've built an inventory movement Form and would like to be able to scan a barcode into the answer field reducing on possibility of mistyping the data.



Any progress on this one?  Same use case for me and would be great to have a selectable option to use the camera to scan a type 128 barcode

@DoubleARon Forms doesn't have this functionality but Power Apps does. Have a look a the video here by Shane Young.


Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User.
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)

if you want to scan throug iphone or android phone without specific app, encode a url to qrcode which be visited by web browser and send data to backend database.

Or build an app /apk for input.
This seems to me a general feature browser should support. So far Chrome canary has already supported it.