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How to set DBR parameters

DBR provides flexible parameter configuration to meet user ‘s decoding requirements under different scenarios and different needs. Users can modify the configuration through RuntimeSetting and the Json template.

  • RuntimeSetting
    RuntimeSetting is an object that manages various parameters during runtime. If you need to dynamically change the DBR configuration when the program is running, modifying RuntimeSetting will be a good choice. RuntimeSetting only provides some common parameters for setting, the complete parameter setting can be achieved through the Json template.
  • Json template The Json template provided by DBR allows you to manage various parameters in the form of configuration files. If your application scenario is relatively fixed and you do not need to change the DBR configuration frequently, the Json template will be a suitable choice. The Json template can be used along side with RuntimeSetting: first use the Json template to read the complete and stable settings, and then use RuntimeSetting for common and variable settings.

Next, we will introduce two methods in detail:

RuntimeSetting object

RuntimeSetting object manages various parameters of the DBR runtime. The user can change the DBR configuration by modifying the field values in RuntimeSetting. This method is suitable for scenarios that require dynamic configuration changes.

First, you need to get the current RuntimeSetting object through GetRuntimeSetting , modify the corresponding field configuration, and then use UpdateRuntimeSetting to make the configuration effective. Specific modifiable field values will be introduced in detail in subsequent documents.

The following example shows changing the barcodeFormatIds field in RuntimeSetting to set the barcode format that needs to be processed.

CBarcodeReader* reader = new CBarcodeReader();   
reader->InitLicense("type your license");  
PublicRuntimeSettings* runtimeSettings = new PublicRuntimeSettings();   
reader->GetRuntimeSettings(runtimeSettings);                    //get runtime settings
runtimeSettings->barcodeFormatIds = BF_ALL ;                    //update the parameter. BF_ALL means all barcode formats    
char sError[512];   
reader->UpdateRuntimeSettings(runtimeSettings, sError, 512);    //update runtime settings 
reader->DecodeFile("type your image path", "");                   //decode
TextResultArray* paryResult = NULL;   
reader->GetAllTextResults(&paryResult);                         //get the decode result   
dynamsoft::dbr::CBarcodeReader::FreeTextResults(&paryResult);   
delete runtimeSettings;   
delete reader;  

Json template

DBR allows users to manage parameters in the form of configuration files that follow Json syntax. This method is suitable for the case where the parameter configuration is relatively fixed . The Json template mainly involves ImageParameter, FormatSpecification and RegionDefinition .

ImageParameter: Define the global configuration used for the entire image. FormatSpecification: Define the configuration used for a particular pattern. RegionDefinition : Define the configuration within a specific area of the image.

Let’s go into more detail.

  • ImageParameter
    ImageParameter defines the global configuration used for the entire image. One or multiple may be defined. We will introduce the specific configurable fields in the subsequent documents.
    When defining an ImageParameter, it can be specified by the ImageParameter in Json. When defining multiple ImageParameter, use the ImageParameterArray, each ImageParameter object needs to specify a different Name. To use the ImageParameter configuration defined in the Json template, first we need to use InitRuntimeSettingsWithFile to load a Json file, or use InitRuntimeSettingsWithString to load a Json string, and then when calling the DBR decoding function, specify the configuration through Name of ImageParameter. If not specified, the default ImageParameter configuration object will be used. The emSettingPriority parameters in the InitRuntimeSettingsWithFile and InitRuntimeSettingsWithString interfaces are used to specify how to operate the default configuration of the DBR when loading the Json configuration. If CM_IGNORE is set, the default configuration will not be changed. If set to CM_OVERWRITE, the ImageParameter configuration you just loaded will be used and the default template will be merged.

The following is a sample Json template. In this example, we use the parameter pTemplateName of DecodeFile to specify the ImageParameter whose Name is “IP1”.

// One ImageParameter example { 
{
    "Version": "3.0",
    "ImageParameter": {                   
        "Name": "IP1",
        "Description": "This is an imageParameter", 
        "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_ALL"]
     }
}

//Multiple ImageParameter example{ 
{
    "Version": "3.0", 
    "ImageParameterArray": [                        
        {
            "Name": "IP1",              
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_ALL"]
        }, 
        {
            "Name": "IP2",                
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_CODE_39"]
        }, 
        {
            "Name": "IP3",                  
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_CODE_128"]
        }
    ]
}
CBarcodeReader* reader = new CBarcodeReader();         
reader->InitLicense("type your license");        
int ret; 
char sError[512];         
ret = reader->InitRuntimeSettingsWithFile("JsonTemplate.json",CM_OVERWRITE,
sError,512); ///Load a template configuration 
reader->DecodeFile("type your file path", "ImageParameter1"); //Use the configuration with the Name "IP1"    
TextResultArray* paryResult = NULL;         
reader->GetAllTextResults(&paryResult); //get decode result     
dynamsoft::dbr::CBarcodeReader::FreeTextResults(&paryResult);         
delete runtimeSettings;         
delete reader;
  • FormatSpecification
    If you only want to configure certain parameters for a specific pattern, then FormatSpecification should be used. This object defines the configuration used for a specific barcode format. If the configuration is inconsistent with the global ImageParameter configuration, then FormatSpecification has a higher priority. For specific configurable parameters and applicable scenarios, please refer to our documentation for specific barcode format configuration parameters. In Json, use the FormatSpecificationArray to define one or multiple FormatSpecification objects, which are distinguished by defining different Name. Use FormatSpecificationNameArray to specify the Name that each FormatSpecification needs to use.

In the following example, we defined a FormatSpecification named “FS_1”.

{
    "ImageParameter": {
        "Name": "ImageParameter1",
        "FormatSpecificationNameArray": ["FS_1"]
    }, 
    "FormatSpecificationArray": [
        {
            "Name": "FS_1",
            "AllmoduleDeviation": 10, 
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_CODE_39"]
        }
    ],
    "Version": "3.0"
}
  • RegionDefinition If you only care about a specific area on the image instead of the entire image or you want to make additional configurations for a specific area of the image, you should use RegionDefinition. Setting the area can help DBR to narrow the range of the image to be processed, which helps to increase the speed. The RegionDefinition object defines the configuration in the specified area of the image. If the configuration is inconsistent with the global ImageParameter configuration, then the RegionDefinition has a higher priority. For specific configurable parameters, please refer to our detailed documentation on RegionDefinition . In Json, one or more RegionDefinitionArray are defined by RegionDefinitionArray, and distinguished by different Name.

In the following example, we have defined two RegionDefinition, “RP_1” and “RP_2”

{
    "ImageParameter": {
        "Name": "ImageParameter1",
        "Description": "This is a region template", 
        "RegionDefinitionNameArray": ["RP_1", "RP_2"]
    },  
    "RegionDefinitionArray": [
        {
            "Name": "RP_1",  
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_CODE_39"], 
            "Top": 20, 
            "Bottom": 80, 
            "Left": 20, 
            "Right": 80, 
            "MeasuredByPercentage": 1
        }, 
        {
            "Name": "RP_2",
            "BarcodeFormatIds": ["BF_CODE_93"]
        }
    ], 
    "Version": "3.0"
}

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