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Bar code Colombia

Hi, i´ve a problem to print a bar code using smart forms. This bar code is for Colombia and it has to match certain quality standards in colombia call GS1;

those are :

- Symbol structure : EAN/UCC – 128

- Initial character: Inicio C.

- Special Character: Functión 1

- Control Character (CC)

- Height: La altura de cualquier símbolo puede oscilar entre 20 y 31.8 mm.

- Max Lenght: 165mm and/or 48 chars (including function 1 as separator).

Create a style bar code following the standards but I have the problem that the bar code symbol of the stripes appear too close, and for this reason are not approved by the Colombian center.


Gustavo Mandrini.

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    Posted on Nov 29, 2007 at 09:15 PM

    Hi Mandrini,

    I am facing Bar code while scaning.


    We are working to print Bar codes using Smart forms.

    Barcode is printing in label (4*6 Inch’s) using printer (Zebra Z4 M PLUS (300 DPI)) (TLP-3842) which supports ZPL Language and Device type is ZLZEB3 (300 DPI).

    We are printing bar codes successfully.

    But After testing bar code using bar code tester (BC TESTER 4.4) software tool.

    The results are failed.

    We are expecting results: Like bellow.

    Value formatted type is: EAN

    Value is “[C142007470 “

    Total Description: 420. “Ship To-Deliver to “Postal Code a Single Postal Authority 07470

    Current Situation:

    Here we are Created Bar code (Ship to Post) in SE73 with

    Bar code type is: Code 128

    Width is: 08

    Height: 300

    Mode is: A (Even I tried with ‘N’ and ‘U’)

    UCC check: Empty.

    I added this to character format in my Smart forms.

    Text in smart form is: ,,,,<C2>&W_POSTAL_CODE&</> for P1 Paragraph.

    Using this functionality we are able to print a Bar code in Label.

    But while testing using BC Tester

    Values are showing:

    Value formatted type is: EAN

    Value is “42007470 “

    Total Description Values: Empty

    The Type is ‘EAN’ is when we select the Manually EAN Radio button (but this not capturing automatically this is problem we are facing).

    Even I tried with some changes like bellow:

    But Forcefully writing some code in Program lines Smartform:

    concatenate '420' fs_zediu017-pstlz into w_postal_code

    After this forcefully adding this Value [C1 in Before W_postal_code Element text :

    Text in smart form is: ,,,,<C2>[C1&W_POSTAL_CODE&</> for P1 Paragraph.

    After this we are tested using BC tester

    Every thing is displaying correct Vales which mention above when we manually select the Value formatted type radio button ‘EAN’ but this Wrong.

    Client need when testing bar code using BC TESTER 4.4 it should be display to take EAN radio button and showing all the Values.

    Please let me know if you got any idea on this ?



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