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Access 2002: Bar code problem

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D.M
I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
example 2910978100035.
I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
code.
How can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"D.M" <no****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
example 2910978100035.
I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
code.
How can I solve this problem?


What style of barcode are you using? For example with the 3 of 9 barcode,
you have to have an asterisk at the start and end for it to be read. Other
styles (I would think) have similar check digits to indicate the beginning
and end of the "word" being scanned. You can't simply take your data and
display it in a barcode font.
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Nov 12 '05 #2

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You need to redesign what you are representing with the barcode and reduce the
number of digits. Your example assuming the barcode is unique and starts at 1
indicates that there are at least two-thousand, Nine hundred and ten TRILLION
records. Access can't store that nukber of records so your number is
superfluous! You may have to redesign your tables but you need to reduce the
barcode to eight or less digits.
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"D.M" <no****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:br**********@ariane.blic.net...
I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
example 2910978100035.
I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
code.
How can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.

Nov 12 '05 #3

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Just a note -

There is no implication in the OP that the barcode represents the record
count. It is irrelevant how long a barcode is. A scanner will deliver
the read barcode as a string. It is up to the user program to decide
what to do with it.

Pavel

PC Datasheet wrote:

You need to redesign what you are representing with the barcode and reduce the
number of digits. Your example assuming the barcode is unique and starts at 1
indicates that there are at least two-thousand, Nine hundred and ten TRILLION
records. Access can't store that nukber of records so your number is
superfluous! You may have to redesign your tables but you need to reduce the
barcode to eight or less digits.

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PC Datasheet
Your Resource For Help With Access, Excel And Word Applications
re******@pcdatasheet.com
www.pcdatasheet.com

"D.M" <no****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:br**********@ariane.blic.net...
I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
example 2910978100035.
I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
code.
How can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.

Nov 12 '05 #4

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And...
Some symbologies require a specific number of characters. UPC-A (the
most common commercial barcode in the U.S.) uses 12 digits. The first
6 are the UCC number the next five are an ID number with the final a
Modulo 10 check digit.

The OP mentioned 13 digits that could be the EAN/JAN-13 symbology.

- Jim

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 11:15:14 -0700, Pavel Romashkin
<pa*************@hotmail.com> wrote:
Just a note -

There is no implication in the OP that the barcode represents the record
count. It is irrelevant how long a barcode is. A scanner will deliver
the read barcode as a string. It is up to the user program to decide
what to do with it.

Pavel

PC Datasheet wrote:

You need to redesign what you are representing with the barcode and reduce the
number of digits. Your example assuming the barcode is unique and starts at 1
indicates that there are at least two-thousand, Nine hundred and ten TRILLION
records. Access can't store that nukber of records so your number is
superfluous! You may have to redesign your tables but you need to reduce the
barcode to eight or less digits.

--
PC Datasheet
Your Resource For Help With Access, Excel And Word Applications
re******@pcdatasheet.com
www.pcdatasheet.com

"D.M" <no****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:br**********@ariane.blic.net...
> I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
> example 2910978100035.
> I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
> code.
> How can I solve this problem?
> Thanks in advance.
>
>


Nov 12 '05 #5

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"D.M" <no****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<br**********@ariane.blic.net>...
I want to have a report who is going to print 13 bar code digits. For
example 2910978100035.
I used several bar code fonts but my scaner is not going to read that bar
code.
How can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.


The UPC/EAN encoding schema is complicated. So to use a barcode font
to encode an EAN number is not easy. Some vendors such as Morovia
(http://www.morovia.com) provides source code and GUI program to
assist the process. Take a look at www.morovia.com/font/ueb.asp and
download a trial UPC/EAN/Bookland font. You just can not simply type
the number.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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