IDA Commands

IDA commands are used to invoke a device action or program action by the Velocity Client. These values can be specified in many of the special META tags, as URLs for the user to click on, or called inside JavaScript functions.

For example:

<a href="ida:IDA_SCAN_ENABLE">Enable the scanner</a>

It is recommended that each IDA command be preceded by the IDA prefix; however, the command will generally work without the prefix.

The following are IDA commands supported by the Velocity Client:

IDA_BEEP

Causes the device to emit a standard beep (single tone).

IDA_ERROR_BEEP

Causes the device to emit an error beep (usually two tones).

IDA_SCAN_DISABLE

Disables the bar code scanner. When the bar code scanner is disabled, pressing the mobile device trigger will have no effect.

IDA_SCAN_ENABLE

Enables the bar code scanner. The bar code scanner will not scan for bar codes unless the mobile device trigger is pulled. You can use the META tag OnStartup with an action of IDA_SCAN_ENABLE or IDA_SCAN_DISABLE to change the scanner state only when the page is first loaded.

IDA_SESSION_DISCONNECT

Disconnects the session.

IDA_SESSION_DISCONNECT_PROMPT

Uses a prompt to ask the user if they want to disconnect.

IDA_BACK_ENABLE

Enables the Back menu option.

IDA_BACK_DISABLE

Disables the Back menu option.

IDA_FORWARD_ENABLE

Enables the Forward menu option.

IDA_FORWARD_DISABLE

Disables the Forward menu option.

IDA_HOME_ENABLE

Enables the Home menu option.

IDA_HOME_DISABLE

Disables the Home menu option.