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FedEx Barcodes

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Hi all,

This is probably not the group for this but I'm not sure quite where
else to go. Does anyone know where to find the barcode standards for
FedEx shipments of all types of shipping they perform. I'm looking to
integrate this logic into a database and extract the tracking number
and priority codes from the barcodes with a scanner. I've got the
scanner working great but still need to find out what barcodes are used
for what services and where the specific information is encoded in each
type of barcode.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Many thanks, Dean...

Nov 28 '06 #1
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Dean:

There is no information encoded in any barcodes. In point of fact, the
barcode is just an numerical index that points to a specific record
within a database, just as if you had typed it down with your keyboard.
The rest of the label that contains the barcode has nothing you can
extract from the barcode scanner.

Your best bet is to call FedEx directly to see whether they have some
sort of database that you can tie into, that is, one that contains a
table in which the barcode number is the primary key.

Alexandre Bejerman
Montreal, Canada

DeanL wrote:
Hi all,

This is probably not the group for this but I'm not sure quite where
else to go. Does anyone know where to find the barcode standards for
FedEx shipments of all types of shipping they perform. I'm looking to
integrate this logic into a database and extract the tracking number
and priority codes from the barcodes with a scanner. I've got the
scanner working great but still need to find out what barcodes are used
for what services and where the specific information is encoded in each
type of barcode.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Many thanks, Dean...
Nov 28 '06 #2

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