Read Barcode - Document


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

Example Flow

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

Default Parameters

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

  • Confidence - Set the confidence level for barcode detection
  • Quality - Set the quality level for barcode detection
  • Start Page - Set the page number to begin reading from
  • End Page - Set the page number to end reading on
  • Remove Control Characters - Set whether recognised control characters should be removed

Credit Count

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

Return Parameters

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

Action Specific Return Values

  • Barcodes -An array of 'Barcode 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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