DCI Scanning Stock-taking Application

DCI Scanning Stock-taking Application

The program manager application included with the Datalogic devices ensures configuration of the unit to allow the standard user access ONLY to selected applications i.e. Stock Take Application.

Description

FEATURED

  • Step 1: Input User Identification
    Input into fields are through either a physical keyboard
    via the mobile computers keypad or a virtual (hidden)
    keyboard situated on the menu bar, to ensure quick and
    efficient input.
  • Step 2: Select fields for Information Display
    The scanner configuration applet allows for managing
    enabled barcode symbologies, lengths, pre – and post –
    ambles etc. to prohibit scanning of undesired barcodes.
  • Step 3: Insert Location & Scan Items
    Captured data is stored in CSV format and can be opened
    with Microsoft Excel. This allows for manipulation of the
    data for import into most common financial applications i.e.
    Pastel, Pastel Evolution, Syspro etc.
  • Step 4: Close Application & connect MC to Computer
    Captured data is visible in Microsoft Excel,
    allowing for the manipulation of data
    Real-Time Performance at a glance – (Front page that shows real-time reading performance, package activity and device diagnostics in foreground)
    Complete control from enterprise to device – (Quickly ‘drill-down’ from enterprise to facility to scan point to device level views)
    Database searches – (to get data from the last 90 days, and the ability to save the report)
    Image file browsing – (for Datalogic Automation imagers)
    Configurable alarm & event notification – (via email)
    Risk mitigation profiling – (Individual user accounts with configurable roles and privileges)
    Web-based client
    Cross platform server application – (Windows and Linux OS)

Summary

STOCK TAKE APPLICATION

The Stock Take application has been developed by DCI Scanning (PTY) Ltd for those who require the most basic of stock take functionality. User Friendly, effective and extremely efficient, this application enhances accuracy of stock taking by giving the operator various options from predetermined fields, which displays desired and optional amounts of information.

  • Starting Application from Base Screen

In certain cases i.e. “Cold Boot” or long-lasting battery failure, the unit will restart to its default state. In order to start the application the following procedure needs to be followed:

DblClick (Double Click) on the My Device Icon.
Step1

The directory structure on the unit will open. Next Dblclick on the Windows folder.

Step2

Move the right hand slider bar down until the StockApp folder is visible

Step3
Dblclick on the StockApp folder to open
Step4

Dblclick on the StockApp.exe application file to start the application.

Step5

The application starts by requesting a User ID. The user id is not validated in any way and any value can be entered. Refer to the section on the virtual keyboard.

Step6

Select OK and the application will open with the configuration screen.
The configuration screen allows the user to configure his specific requirement for the stocktake.
“Include User ID” selection allows for the inclusion of the user id entered at the start of the application in the actual output file.

Step7

At this point the StockTake tab contains no fields and stock take cannot begin unless Set Selection has been selected.
Step8

At this point the StockTake tab contains no fields and stock take cannot begin unless Set Selection has been selected.

Step9

To prepare for a simple stock take to collect only a location and a code, select the Enable Location Field option.

Step10

The Stock Take Tab will now allow for the capture of a location via keyboard or the scanner. The Stock Code field is disabled and, if input is done via keyboard the user has to press ENTER to move to the Stock Code Field.

Step11

The bottom of the screen displays the number of items scanned. If stock code is entered via the keyboard, ENTER must be pressed to jump back to location.

Step12

To create the output file, go back to the Config Tab and select Close Data File

Step13

To exit the application select the Info tab.

Step14

The application will request a System Exit Password. This password is fixed as SysAdmin and should not be made available to general users.

Step15

The virtual keyboard can be selected at any time to input values in the application or otherwise. Click on the keyboard icon on the bottom right of the screen to open the keyboard selection.

Step16_1

Ensure that the cursor is in the field where the input is required by clicking in the field.

Step17

Input into the field by clicking on the required characters and click on the OK button

Step18

Disable the virtual keyboard by selecting the keyboard icon at the bottom right hand and selecting Hide Input Panel.

Step20

Dblclick on My Device to open the device directory structure

Step21

Dblclick on the My Documents folder to view all data files created

Step22

Data files are created with the following filename structure – “Unit serial no[space] date[space]time.csv.”
“.csv” Files are recognised by Microsoft Excel and can be opened directly in Excel.

Step23

By selecting the Enable Location Field and the Enable Quantity Input and pressing the Set Selection button the unit will allow for the capture of single records consisting of Location, Stock Code, and Quantity.

Step24

After input of quantity and pressing ENTER the input will jump back to location for the next location. This is typical of stock take with one type of item per bin.

Step25

To collect data on different items and quantities per single location select Enable Location Field, Multiple Items per Location and Quantity Input. This is typical of stock takes where multiple items and quantities per single shelf need to be collected.

Step26

To select a different location click the New Location button and the application will allow for the input of a new location.

Step27

Adding a shortcut to the desktop allows quick access to the application. Open the StockApp folder in Windows as described in section 1 of this document. Select the StockApp.exe executable with a single click on the file name – name will display in blue.
Step28

Click on File, Send To and select Desktop as Shortcut.

Step29

The application will now be available directly from the desktop by Dblclicking the barcode icon.

Step30

The following window will appear if the application has not been properly activated. To obtain the activation code contact D.C Industrial Scanning Systems on +27118671449 with the unit serial number and your company details.

Step31

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