Scan Assignment


Scan Assignment is used for moving and/or 'assigning' (changing the Assignment Status of a Tag Code to Assigned) Tag Codes. Your NFC tags will need to have been pre-encoded.
Scan Assignment works with either a mobile phone or Digital Logics uFR Nano Online wifi enabled readers.

Typical Process

  1. 1.
    Set up a Batch to contain a generic 'pool' of Tag Codes
  2. 2.
    Encode the NFC tags with the URLs from this Batch
  3. 3.
    Place the NFC tags into any product or item
  4. 4.
    Set up a Batch for your product
  5. 5.
    Activate Scan Assignment on that Batch
  6. 6.
    Scan the NFC tags to Assign them from the pool to the product Batch
If you are using a mobile phone for assignment, you need to create an Assignment User
If you are using a Digital Logic device, then you need to create a Assignment Device
You can move a tag with assignment across Folders of the same Response Mode (Redirect, API or Direct Response). You cannot move tags across different Response Mode Folder types.
Important : If you move a tag across Folders, the tag will lose any Extended Data associated with it. It will keep any Core Data (tag name, UID, CUID).

Step By Step

This tutorial will take you step by step through a typical assignment process. We will use the uFR Nano Online device.

Create an Assignment Device 'User'

All Assignment Devices are 'users' - whether they are mobile phones or the uFR readers. To allow the uFR reader to control your NFC tags, you need to create a Device User and then set up your uFR device with that user's settings.

Create a generic Batch 'pool'

This Batch will be your general Unassigned Tag Codes which can be placed into any product or item.
Create the Batch and add some Tag Codes (Unassigned) to this Batch.
Encode one of the Tag Codes onto your NFC tag with a mobile phone. (In production, it's likely that you would have a large pool of pre-encoded tags supplied by us)

Create a Product Batch

Now create a Product Batch that will be for the product that you will place your Assigned tags into.

Activate Scan Assignment on your Product Batch

Batch Screen > Batch Function Panel > Assignment Tab
Select 'Scan Assign' from the Assignment dropdown and select the Device User that you created earlier and then click 'Activate'.

Scan the NFC Tag

Now scan the NFC tag with the uFR device. When the assignment is complete, the uFR device will beep once.
If you view the 'Pool' Batch, it should now be empty. If you view the 'Product' Batch, it should now contain your Tag Code with an Assigned status.

Other Assignment Notes

Scanning Unassigned Tag Codes in the same Batch

Where an Unassigned Tag Code is scanned which is already located within Activated Batch, the Tag Code will simply change Assignment Status from Unassigned to Assigned.
No move will be made as the destination Batch is the current location for the Batch.
In some cases, you may prefer to leave all your tags in a single Batch (rather than creating a pool as in the example above). Then just Assign them directly from that single Batch.

Scanning already Assigned Tag Codes

If an already Assigned Tag Code is scanned, then the Assignment Device will sound an error. The Tag Code will not be affected, moved or have status change.


Device Errors

Generally, device errors will not show up in the error logs. This is typically because any error with the Assignment Codes will mean that we cannot identify who the device belonged to and therefore cannot show it in any specific Account error log.
If you are having difficulty configuring your device, then contact us and we can check master error logs to try and understand what the problem might be.
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