Using Grid-In-Hand Mobile Grid to take Inventory on iOS - Draft

Submitted by marshall on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:18
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This document outlines how Grid-In-Hand® Mobile Grid is used for taking inventory.
This page requires the user to have an account with lookup, or description, privileges.

In this example we paired an iPhone 4S with a Scanfob® 2006 Barcode Scanner; however, any barcode scanner that's
compatible with the Scanfob® scanner format can be used.


1. Setting up the inventory database

Create your database using an Excel sheet that has the desired columns for your requirements.

iOS inventory counting Excel/Open Office/CSV spreadsheet iPad-iPhone


2. Account Administration

Login to the account with inventory privileges and click on the "item" option.


3. Upload and Map

Next to Upload CSV or XLS file, choose Browse to pick the database file you created to load to the Cloud-In-Hand server.
Click Upload.
The mapping view will appear so your file headers can be associated with their item function.
Drag each label to the correct box and click Submit.


Note: Mapping keys with asterisks (*) are optional.


After database Upload and Mapping, the associated mobile device(s) can download the database for use.


4. Application Setup

On the iOS device, go to the Grid-In-Hand Mobile Grid application.
Tap Options > Application Settings and enter in the login info for the account.


Return to the Mobile Grid home screen.
Tap Options > MyData Manager in order to assign a database.
Tap Server List to see any databases associated with your account. Select the applicable database and tap Download.




Once the desired database appears under Server databases, select it and tap Download.
Tap the database once it appears under Local databases and select Use for Description in the popup.
You will be prompted to choose how headers are populated. Select Use DB columns.




5. Taking Inventory

Return to the Mobile Grid homepage and ensure the Scanfob® 2006 Barcode Scanner is connected.
Take inventory by scanning the barcodes associated with the items in the database.
Once a barcode is scanned, a popup will appear asking for the quantity of the item.



Once all desired barcodes have been scanned and quantified, tap Action > Upload this grid.
The grid will be sent to the Cloud-In-Hand account active on the iOS and the associated email account.