How do you create a new Asset using the Barcoder receiving function?

Article:HOWTO8258  |  Created: 2007-11-06  |  Updated: 2007-11-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO8258
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Question

How do you create a new Asset using the Barcoder receiving function?

Answer

This tutorial is intended to demonstrate how to create a new Asset, such as a computer, using the Barcoder receiving function. This walkthrough will show how to add the serial number to the asset during the receiving process.

Prerequisites for the tutorial are listed below:

  1. Barcoder (the Barcode Solution handheld component) is installed on a supported handheld.
  2. A valid barcode to scan.

Tutorial steps:

  1. On the handheld, tap the Start button, go to Programs and run Altiris Barcoder. Your handheld screen should now look like this:

    Barcoder Main Menu

  2. Tap the Receiving menu item to go to this screen:

    Receiving Screen

  3. Set the Asset Type field to Computer:

    Set Asset Type to Computer

  4. Change the scan mode from quick scan, to direct scan by tapping the second icon from the left, at the bottom of the screen under the word Receiving:

    Change from Quick Scan to Direct Scan mode

  5. Enable the Serial No field by placing a check in the check box, then tap within the Serial No text field to set the cursor to this field:

    Enable Serial No: field

  6. Populate the Serial No field with the computer's serial number; this can be done manually or by scanning the computer's serial number label:

    Populate Serial No: field

  7. Change the scan mode from direct scan, back to quick scan, by tapping the second icon from the left, at the bottom of the screen under the word Receiving:

    Change back to Quick Scan mode

  8. Scan the computer's barcode label.

The last step will populate the Barcode field at the top of the screen and create a new computer with both the barcode and serial number.

Note: As shown in this tutorial, to enter additional data, such as a serial number, the given field's data must be populated before the barcode is scanned.


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