Make Android barcode search comparable to iOS search


In the #ios app, the search bar will live-filter records in a table based on the presence of search parameters in any field within the records.

This allows me to use the barcode search feature in #ios to search for a barcode in a field other than the “Name” field - it’s glorious.

It was quite frustrating to realize that my technicians who have #android phones cannot do the same - the search bar does not search across all fields. It only searches the primary field (“Name” in my case). We both scan the same barcode and my iPhone returns a result

#android specific #feature-requests - please add multi-field search comparable to the iOS search feature in the Android app.

Thank you :slight_smile:

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Barcode Inventory check in/check out

+1! It would be really great if Android had feature-parity with iOS in regards to barcode compatibility, we are forced to use more expensive iOS devices just because they have better barcode search/lookup features in the app.

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I think Android is working fine when you use the native phone camera. With a 3d party barcode scanning app, I had indeed a bug that was preventing to search fields matching a barcode, but after deinstalling the barcode scanning app and reinstalling airtable app, I was able to find records by scanning a barcode even when the primary field did not contain the barcode number.
I have however another concern. Barcode would be very usefull for inventory management if ever it was possible to find a specific record using barcode scanning when linking to a record of another table, for instance when picking up a product for delivery.
Unfortunately, it appears that there is no way to look for a specific product in the product table by scanning its barcode from the delivery table, since there is no option for barcode scanning in the record selection view of a ‘link to’ record. It would be a greatful feature however. Please add to the CR list!