A few months ago I wrote a series of posts (see part one, part two, and part three) about barcode scanning in FileMaker Go 12. With the release of FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Go 13, barcode scanning now is a native feature. There is no longer a need for FileMaker Pro URL protocol calls and additional iOS applications.
To accomplish scanning in FileMaker 13, there is a new “Insert from Device” script step. This script step doesn’t just handle barcode scanning, but I’m going to focus on this feature here.
The action is simple: You select the target field, a container, and from which device you want to insert (the others are: music library, photo library, camera, video camera, microphone, and signature).