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GS1-128 Barcodes

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Does SAP support GS1-128 barcodes using the AI (application identifiers)?

We have a requirement from a customer to begin sending shipping documents with a single barcode. The barcode will include several different fields. Each field will be preceded by its application identifier.

What I am asking is can SAP construct this barcode for us? Or do we have to create the string ourselves?

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    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Hi,

    you might want to look at labelling software that enables you to design the right label with bar codes and can connect to your data. Look at www.nicelabel.com

    Regards,

    Marko

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    Feb 24, 2011 at 01:16 PM

    Hi,

    Please check below path:

    SPRO>Logistic general>Handling unit management>External Identification>SSCC generation Acc. to EAN128.

    You may also refer SAP best Practices: G74 Handling Unit management.

    Regards,

    Pratap

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    Jul 06, 2011 at 08:29 PM

    Hello,

    Yes, SAP supports GS1-128 barcodes with Auto-Identifies -- e.g.,

    - 00 SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) (SSCC)

    GTIN-Related

    - 01: Global Trade Item Numberu2122 (GTINu2122)

    - 10: Batch or lot number (BATCH/LOT)

    - 11: Production Date (YYMMDD)

    - 17: Expiration Date (YYMMDD)

    - 21: Serial Number

    GLN-Related

    - 410: Ship to - deliver to EAN.UCC Global Location Number (SHIP TO LOC)

    - 411: Bill to - invoice to EAN.UCC Global Location Number (BILL TO)

    - 412: Purchased from EAN.UCC Global Location Number (PURCHASE FROM)

    - 413: Ship for - deliver for - forward to EAN.UCC Global Location Number (SHIP FOR LOC)

    - 414: Identification of a physical location EAN.UCC Global Location Number (LOC No)

    - 415: EAN.UCC Global Location Number of the Invoicing Party (PAY TO)

    These AIs, as many others, are maintained via configuration.

    For the GS1-128 structure, which shows the location of the AI, go to http://www.gs1-128.info/

    Refer to http://www.gs1-128.info/ai-values/ for Application Identifiers.

    Also, see http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/implementation for information on formatting the GS1-128 barcode.

    SAP provides a number of solutions that implement or integrate GS1 standard barcodes and printing for HU documents out of EWM can be triggered at various points of the warehouse processes or can be triggered manually. HU printing in EWM is based on Abobe Forms technology or on SAP Smart Forms technology or could be done through StreamServe as well. Other options for printing could be done through 3rd party applications such as NiceLabel or Bartender.

    In the standard EWM solution, there are several Smart Forms for HU printing that are delivered standard including the printing of shipping label (/SCWM/HU_SHPLABEL), HU contents document w/serial numbers (/SCWM/HU_CONTENT), express shipping label (/SCWM/HU_EXPRESS), HU with serial number label (/SCWM/HU_SERIAL), etc. Customers can use these pre-delivered forms or can create from scratch or can even copy the existing and modify as their business needs require. These forms are used in conjunction with Post Processing Framework and condition maintenance.

    Edited by: Jonathan Arck on Jul 7, 2011 7:57 AM

    Edited by: Jonathan Arck on Jul 7, 2011 7:59 AM

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    • some hints for the FNC1 problem:

      the >8 is correct printing EAN128 / GS1-128 from SAP

      If you face problems you have to check if your scanner is decoding in Code128 instead EAN128 format.

      Next you have to check if your scanner is transmitting the FNC1 (function enabled) --> read scanners manual / guide!

      Also you have to check which "Symbol" your scanner will transmitt for the GS (group separator = FNC1) - we "told" our datalogic Gryphon to send an '#'

      regards Jörg