Inventory : Barcodes: Barcode Configuration


The purpose of this documentation is to explain how to configure your Odoo database to effectively use barcodes. We will cover setting up the Barcode Scanner functionality in the Odoo 12 Inventory application, configuring barcodes on products, and configuring barcodes on locations. 


To get started, navigate to the Apps application. 

Once there, use the search bar to search for "Barcode." On the Barcode kanban card that appears, click Install

When installation is complete, you will be ported to your Odoo homescreen. Next, navigate to the Inventory application. 

Once there, click Configuration > SettingsUnder the Operations heading, check the box for Barcode Scanner, then click save

Configuring Product Barcodes

You can configure Product Barcodes from the Settings page. Click  Configure Product Barcodes

This will bring you to a page of Product Variants. You can click into the Barcode field for any product, then use your barcode scanner to input the code. You may also add it manually with your keyboard.


Assigning Barcodes to Product Variants

If you wish to assign a barcode to a product that is a variant, DO NOT assign it to the product template. You must instead locate the product variant from the list and assign the barcode directly to the variant. 


Good to Know!

Printing Product Barcodes

You are able to print the Product Barcodes for one or more products. From the Product Barcodes list, check the products whose barcodes you wish to print. Then, click Print  > PRODUCT BARCODE (PDF). Odoo will download a PDF containing the barcodes selected

Configuring Location Barcodes

You are also able to attach a barcode to locations within your warehouse. To do this, click Configuration > Warehouse Management > Locations.
From the list of locations, select the one to which you wish to assign a barcode.

On the location template, click edit. Then, enter a barcode in the Barcode field. When done, click save.

Good to Know!

Printing Location Barcodes

When you have assigned a barcode to your location, you can print it out to affix it to the location. To do this, go to the Location template. Click Print  > LOCATION BARCODE. Odoo will download a PDF containing the barcode.