Create QR Codes Linked to Specific Entries in Your Bubble Database
Are you looking to create QR codes that link to specific entries in your Bubble database? This can be a valuable feature if you have a sharing feature in your app and want users to be able to share QR codes that link to specific records. In this Bubble tutorial video, we will walk you through the steps of creating QR codes linked to your Bubble database.
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To start, let's take a look at the setup in Bubble. In the video, the instructor uses a repeating group to display a list of contacts. Each cell in the repeating group represents one contact in the database. The goal is to generate QR codes that link to specific contact pages, displaying the details of each contact.
To accomplish this, the instructor installs a plugin called "Barcode and QR Code Generator" in Bubble. This plugin allows for the generation of QR codes within the app. Once installed, there is no need to add an element to the page; it is simply a workflow action.
Next, the Bubbel Coach demonstrates how to set up the link that will be used in the QR code. In the example, the link is constructed using the contact's unique ID and the name of the page where the contact details will be displayed. This ensures that each QR code generated will link to the correct contact page.
To create the QR codes, the instructor adds a button to the page and selects the "Create a Basic QR Code" action from the plugin. In the parameters section, the instructor specifies the data for the QR code, which in this case is the link to the contact page. Additionally, the instructor includes the website's home URL and creates a file name for the QR code image, using the contact's unique ID.
After generating the QR code, the instructor saves it as an image in the contact's database entry. This is done by updating the contact and taking the result of the QR code generation action's base64. The base64 file represents the image and can be saved in an image field in the database.
To test the functionality, the instructor previews the app and generates a QR code for a specific contact. The QR code is successfully generated and can be scanned to link to the corresponding contact page in the app.
And there you have it! By following these steps, you can create QR codes that link to specific entries in your Bubble database. This feature can be especially useful if you have a sharing feature in your app and want users to be able to share QR codes that lead to specific records.
Remember, Bubble is a powerful no-code development platform that allows you to build complex web applications without the need for traditional coding. With Bubble, you can bring your app ideas to life and create innovative solutions.
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Start creating your own QR codes linked to your Bubble database today and unlock the full potential of your app!