Creating a unique id with the help of a barcode

HI, I need support on unique ID

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Hi @Jrs_ng,

What type of support do you need? More details would make it easy for us to help you.
Best,
Yasser

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Hi Yasser,

We have a group of beneficiaries (170) that we intend to create a Unique ID for with a barcode for easy Identification and verification. I don’t seem to have a way around this. Kindly assist

Hi @Jrs_ng,

You need to do the following:
1- Create a Unique ID for each beneficiary which could be his ID number or anything else
2- Create a CSV file that contains the unique IDs with the name of the beneficiaries and any other information you want to present in your form…
3- Generate the QR-Codes by using this file


4- Create your form by using pull data function. More detailes at this article. Pull Data Functionality

Kindly see the example:
Pull Data Example.xlsx (10.9 KB)
Data.csv (185 Bytes)
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Let me know if you need any help.
Best,
Yasser

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Hi Again,

Thanks for coming up with this. It was helpful but I need to generate a barcode. On uploading this its asking me to scan barcode. The beneficiaries don’t have a barcode yet. So I wanted to use the kobo to make a voucher for them that can be used as their unique ID. I don’t know if that is possible?

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Hi @Jrs_ng,

Kindly please be informed that KoBoToolbox does not generate a barcode for the user. Instead it is able to scan the barcode and collect the data using the barcode. Maybe you will need some other application to generate a barcode. Try using this online barcode generator. It should be easy and helpful for you. You could then use this barcode in KoBoToolbox for various data collection purpose following the instructions and advise what @Ysr3322 has outlined.

Have a great day!

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