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    Make barcode from user input text and put in mail when submitting form

    Asked by fabglobal on April 15, 2014 at 02:31 PM

    make barcode from text and put in mail when submitting form

    the barcode is 128B code

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    Answered by fabglobal on April 15, 2014 at 02:33 PM



    this is the barcode only the code Benny%20Ponet changes every time

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    Answered by jedcadorna on April 15, 2014 at 03:49 PM


    Thank you for contacting us.

    You can try our QR code widget. You can generate and assign your own code then setup an email alert. Once you are done setting up a notifier you can modify your notifier and add a PDF link where you can download the submission data and that will include the QR code that you create using the widget.

    To show the QR image in your pdf submission data you need to enable show headers and text in your submissions page.

    Once done with the settings make an actual submission to test.

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    Answered by jedcadorna on April 15, 2014 at 03:58 PM

    I was just testing this out but I don't think attaching the QR code to email alerts works for now. Our widgets only does show when forms are viewed and not in the email alerts so I guess putting in on email is not possible as of the moment unless my colleagues has some other work arounds.

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    Answered by fabglobal  on April 15, 2014 at 04:13 PM
    thnx, is there a possibility to put a image in the mailform, when a certain name is selected in a dropdown box there is a image inserted with that name in the mailform
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    Answered by Mike_T on April 15, 2014 at 04:33 PM

    Yes, it is possible to add the barcode image based on the form data using mentioned by you barcode generation URL.

    Here is the code that can be added to the source of the email:

    <img src="//www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code={name}&style=197&type=C128B&width=200&height=50&xres=1&font=3" alt="Unique Barcode" width="200" height="50" />

    Note, that the {name} tag is illustrating the form Name field on my form, so that the tag will be different in your case.

    In other words, you can generate the barcode based on the form/user input and show it on the email alert and/or form Thank You page.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

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    Answered by fabglobal on April 16, 2014 at 02:22 AM



    I want to see the name thats behind the tag, in your example he has made the tag not the name example Alex or John or Ron.



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    Answered by EltonCris on April 16, 2014 at 07:07 AM


    The name tag {name} will be replaced with the actual value entered by the user once the form is submitted. So make sure to get the correct field tag as illustrated by my colleague.

    If you want to predefine a name, you can replace the tag with a real name instead of using the field tag.



    Let us know if I've missed something. Thanks!