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Step-by-Step Guide to Add QR Code to Document in Alfresco

The QR code is no longer a new term for techies as well as non-technical persons. Out of many possible applications of QR code, one is to apply it to the documents that have stored or associated information. For those who want a technical definition of a QR code, we can mention here what Wikipedia says: A QR code is an optical and machine-readable representation of data; here, the data describes something about the object that carries the QR code.

Step-by-Step Guide to Add QR Code to Document in Alfresco

Alfresco, as a document management system, requires the documents to be printed with QR codes. These QR codes contain some associated data of the said documents.

We, at ContCentric, have developed a solution wherein you can directly pick the document metadata from PDF files in the form of the QR code in Alfresco.

Related Blog: How to Add Barcode to Documents in Alfresco

Here is the technical approach on how to generate a QR code in Alfresco:

Java action – To allow users to generate and decide where to place the QR code in the document

Evaluator – To show action only on PDF documents (share side class)

A Java PDF library (iText) – Provides classes and functions to edit PDF documents

ContCentric team would be happy to help! Please feel free to approach us for a free consultation of the high-level requirement understanding.

Original Source: Step-by-Step Guide to Add QR Code to Document in Alfresco


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