Quick Start Guide
Get up and running with QR Code Generator in minutes.
Our QR Code Generator app is available for multiple platforms, including Airtable and Microsoft Office. You can also choose to use our API for even more extensibility and integration with platforms we don't yet support.
Your license key will work across all platforms and our REST API. A free tier is also available for all platforms, if you're seeking to trial our app first
If you're looking to generate QR codes automatically, we suggest you use our automation script. Otherwise, our Airtable extension is available to generate QR codes manually for your Airtable bases. Both options provide feature parity.
If you're unable to select any fields in step 6 or 7, see "Field values" for more information
Follow these steps to get started with our Airtable extension.
- 2.Once installed, open the Airtable base that contains the data you want to generate QR codes for
- 3.Click "Extensions" and scroll down until you see the "QR Code Generator" extension installed in step #1
- 4.Under the "Data source" tab, select the table that contains the data you want to encode in your QR codes
- 5.In the "View" field, select the Airtable view that contains the data for your QR codes
- 6.In the "Content" field, select the content that you want to encode in your QR codes. This could be something like a URL, string or SKU number
- 7.In the "QR Code" field, select a field where you want your QR codes to be inserted as attachments
- 8.Click "Generate QR codes"
Your QR codes will be generated and inserted into your "QR Code" field as attachments.
To use the automation script, an Airtable Pro or above subscription (sold separately) is required as Airtable unfortunately limits the ability to use custom scripts in Airtable automations to the Pro and Enterprise tiers.
Follow these steps to get started with our Airtable automation script to generate QR codes automatically for your Airtable data.
How to setup QR code automation in Airtable
- 2.In the "Name of table within base" field, type the name of the Airtable table that contains the data for your QR codes
- 3.In the "Name of content field within base" field, type the name of the Airtable field that contains the content for your QR codes. This could be something like a URL, string or SKU number
- 4.In the "Name of image attachment field" field, type the name of the Airtable field where you would like the insert your QR codes. Note that this field type must be set to 'Attachment' in Airtable
- 5.In the "License key" field, enter your license key
- 6.In the "Error correction level" field, choose the error correction level you'd like to use for your QR codes. In most cases, we suggest starting with the default (M) and modifying later if necessary
- 7.Click "Generate script"
- 8.Copy the generated script, open Airtable and navigate to the Airtable base you want to generate QR codes for
- 9.Click "Automations" in the top naviation bar on Airtable, and choose "Create automation"
- 10.Select a trigger for starting your automation. This depends on your needs, but for most customers this would be "When record created" or "When record updated"
- 11.In the "Trigger details" pane that appears, configure the required information. For the "When record created" or "When record updated" triggers, you'll need to specify the table to monitor for new records or modification to existing records
- 12.Then choose "Add advanced logic or action, and select "Run script" in the "Airtable" section. Note that this will be greyed out and disabled if you're on an Airtable plan lower than Pro (see above warning)
- 13.In the window that appears, paste the generated automation script from step 8 in the "Code" text field
- 14.In the "Input variables" pane on the left-hand side, click "Add input variable" and set the name to recordId and the value to Airtable record ID. Note that this name and value is case sensitive will always be the same regardless of the fields in your base - anything other than these names and values will cause your automation script to fail as it won't be able to find the record to update
- 15.Click "Finish editing" and your automation setup is complete
If configured correctly, your QR codes will now be generated and inserted into your "QR Code" field as attachments automatically.
Follow these steps to get started with our Microsoft Office app.
- 2.Open the app you'd like to use QR Code Generator with. We support Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint or Word on both the web and within the desktop apps
- 3.Open the "Insert" tab in Excel, PowerPoint or Word and look for "QR Codes". Click "QR Code" to open the app in a side pane
- 4.Under "Free options", in the "QR code content" field enter the value you'd like to encode within the QR code. This could be something like a URL, string or SKU number
- 5.Leave the rest of the settings set to the default value, and click "Generate QR code"
Your QR code will be generated and inserted into your document as an image.
Due to limitations in the Office API, at present we're unable to support generating QR codes automatically for Office applications when document data changes. However, you can use our REST API with a tool like Power Automate to generate QR codes automatically
If we don't yet support the platform that you wish to generate QR codes for, or you want to build a custom solution that supports generating QR codes then you may want to consider using our REST API.
Replace the INSERT YOUR LICENSE KEY HERE text below with your purchased license key, or remove the header to use our free tier
// Example cURL command to generate a QR code containing the text "hello world"
curl --location --request POST 'https://qrcodegenerator.api.littleappy.co/qrcode/basic' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
"content": "hello world",
"license": "INSERT YOUR LICENSE KEY HERE"