The picking quick start application provides users the ability to run through a retail picking flow. The application can be used in two different data source modes: demo data and integrated data.
When configured for demo data, the picking data comes from a static data set that is embedded in the application. Any data changes would require publishing a new version of the application.
When configured for integrated data, the picking data comes from an external data source and requires a Skylight extension (aka data connector). This allows for the data to be dynamic and customized to each deployment's specific needs and data source.
Navigate to the Skylight web portal. Select Applications on the sidebar and clickin the lower right corner to add a new application.
Select Import file, then choose the application bundle .zip file you downloaded.
The application will now appear in the application list. Hover over the application and click Open Dashboard to configure further.
The picking quick start application includes the following roles, which give different application permissions:
Start/complete picks with data integrated from an external source.
Start/complete picks with the built-in demo data.
Set the data in a picking session. (⚠This role should only be used for the Extension when the application is configured for integrated data)
To add users to the application:
Open the Application Dashboard, and select Permissions on the sidebar.
Click the button to Add users.
Type the name(s) of the user(s) or group(s) you wish to add and choose a role. Then select ADD USERS(s) to give them access to the application.
The application must be published in order for it to be sync'd to users' devices. To publish the application:
Open the Application Dashboard.
Click the publish button.
A confirmation dialog will appear. Click PUBLISH to make the application available to all users.
The Picking Quick Start application can also be configured to populate pick walk data from an external data source. In this case, an "extension" (aka data connector), authored using Skylight's C# Integration SDK, is used to transfer data between Skylight and the external system. NET Core 3.1 is required to use this extension.
If you haven't already, follow the steps to install the C# Skylight SDK on your machine.
The Picking Extension is a .NET Core 3.1 console app. Download the bundle and extract it into a working directory.
PickWalkManager reads pick walk data from an included JSON file and generates a CSV file for each completed pick walk.
To integrate with a different data source, update
PickWalkManager.GetPickWalk() as required to access your data source.
Create a dedicated Skylight user account for the extension, add it to the application, and ensure it is assigned a Manager role for the application.
Configure the user credentials in the Extension using the following env variables:
SkylightUsername: Username for the Extension's Skylight user account
SkylightPassword: Password for the Extension's Skylight user account
SkylightRealm: Skylight domain name
SkylightWebUrl: Skylight web URL
Build the extension console app and run it with the
dotnet run command.
If your application is deployed to use the built-in demo data, you can download the following document which includes barcodes that can be scanned for each tote and item.
If your application is deployed to use data from an external system with the extension, then the barcodes are determined by the items in that system.
1. Open the application and scan a tote barcode to start the pick walk.
2. Wait while the tote is validated. If the tote is invalid, the
Invalid cart number error message will be displayed.
3. If the tote barcode is valid, the first item in the pick walk is displayed and you can begin the begin the pick walk.
1. Scan the item UPC with the barcode scanner to confirm the item. If the UPC is invalid, the
Incorrect UPC scanned error message will be displayed.
2. If the pick quantity is 2 or more, use the device controls or voice commands to enter the item quantity picked. For example, to input a quantity of 5, you would say
Select five, then
3. Scan the tote barcode to confirm the item was placed in the correct tote, or say
Confirm deposit. If an invalid tote is scanned the
Incorrect tote scanned error message will be displayed.
Item unavailable or use the device controls to select, display the options menu, and select the
After all the items are picked, you will see the
Item complete message.
At any time during the pick walk, you can end the pick walk by saying
End pick walk, or opening the navigation menu and selecting
End pick walk.
Smart Glasses Client 7.1.0 or newer
Bluetooth Barcode Scanner
.NET Core 3.1 (for integrated data)
C# Integration SDK (for integrated data)
Update the UI to work with Skylight for iOS
PickingExtension project to
Changed the namespace from
Changed the view mode from native to gallery
Initial release of the Picking Quick Start Application
Pre-release of the Picking Quick Start Application