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How to use a Barcode scanner for Products

Clinicea supports the use of a barcode scanner in multiple ways. Let us look at how to use it for inventory.

Example: You have an in-house pharmacy and would like to use the barcode scanner while dispensing.

Go to Inventory– open up any inventory, Example: Aspirin.

Inventory Details | SKU (Stock Keeping Unit)- enter the machine-readable code you want to add to the Inventory Example: ASP101. You will see that a bar-code is generated automatically, Save.


The auto-generated bar-code must be the same code used for the inventory item.

No two SKUs’ can be the same for two different inventories.

Let us have a look at how to use the bar-code scanner while dispensing an inventory item i.e. Aspirin in Pharmacy:

Pharmacy | click on New Prescription and select a Patient.

2. Add Bill Items– follow these steps to use the scanner:
(a). Place the cursor of your mouse on Search Textbox,
(b). Now use the barcode scanner to scan the barcode on the item. The system will auto-fetch Aspirin based on the scanned SKU code that was entered i.e. ASP101.
(c). Simply click on the +button beside Aspirin to dispense the same.

You can use the barcode scanner for as many items as you like, provided you have entered the SKU code for these items.

Updated on: 14/06/2023

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