Read QR Code - Document


The 'Read QR Code - Document' Power Automate action will automatically locate and read any QR Code from either PDF or Microsoft Word documents.

Example Flow

Please refer to the following article showcasing the 'Read QR Code - Document' Power Automate action: Create and Read Barcodes with Power Automate and Power Apps

Default Parameters

The default 'Read QR Code - Document' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • File Type: Select the type of file provided
  • File Content: A Base64 encoded representation of the file to be processed

Advanced Parameters

The advanced 'Read QR Code - Document' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • Confidence - Set the confidence level for barcode detection
  • Remove Control Characters - Set whether recognised control characters should be removed

Action Count

The 'Read QR Code - Document' flow action utilises OCR to detect QR codes within the PDF file provided. This is a resource-intensive operation, therefore a single action is recorded for every five pages processed, for example, a 10-page document equates to 2 actions. 

Return Parameters

The 'Read QR Code - Document' flow action returns the following data. 

Action Specific Return Values

  • QR Codes -An array of 'QR Codes Item' each containing the barcode value

Standard Return Values

  • OperationId - The unique ID assigned to this operation.
  • HttpStatusCode - The HTTP Status code for the response.
  • HttpStatusMessage - The HTTP Status message for the response.
  • Errors - An array of error messages should an error occur.
  • Operation Status - Indicates whether the operation has been completed, has been queued or has failed.


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    Miguel Sousa

    Read PDF Qrcode array.

    Map QrCode Array String to Sharepoint List Columns 

    Insert the Values into Sharepoint List. 

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