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Does anyone know what kind of codes Fedex uses for its barcodes and how it is
translated into the tracking number. I have a database to I use to log
incoming packages. I am able to scan any other barcodes and see the tracking
number that is on the package, but when I scan the fedex barcode I get a very
long number that does not resemble the actual tracking number. I know that
there are double density barcodes that has to be broken down to extract the
actual number. Any body with any idea??

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Aug 21 '07 #1
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I can't be certain, but I can give you the information I have currently, and
then you can try to fill in the blanks. 32 numbers. 1=always seems to be a
"3", 2-6=destination zip code, 7-8=arrival date(this one is tricky Jan 1 is
day 01 through Apr 9 is day 99, Apr 10 starts back at 01 through July 17 is
day 99, and so on.), 9=Service type(1 is priority overnight,2 is express
saver,3 is 2 day,5 is standard overnight,6 is first overnight), 10=packaging
type(2 is fedex pak,3 is fedex box,4 is fedex tube,6 is fedex envelope.), 11-
16=I have no idea and can't figure it out!, 17-28=actual tracking number,
29-31=form id number(handwritten forms are usually 200, printed from the
internet are usually 201, there are about 50 that I know of, every form fedex
uses has a form id somewhere on it), 32=I believe this is a check digit of
some sort. Hope that helps!

injanib wrote:
>Does anyone know what kind of codes Fedex uses for its barcodes and how it is
translated into the tracking number. I have a database to I use to log
incoming packages. I am able to scan any other barcodes and see the tracking
number that is on the package, but when I scan the fedex barcode I get a very
long number that does not resemble the actual tracking number. I know that
there are double density barcodes that has to be broken down to extract the
actual number. Any body with any idea??
Aug 22 '07 #2
How did you figure all that out? When I looked at the number after you
explained it to me, it all makes sense. It was a great help. I just needed to
know what is what. I will figure out how to strip out the tracking number
from that.
thanks allot
RobinsonGP wrote:
>I can't be certain, but I can give you the information I have currently, and
then you can try to fill in the blanks. 32 numbers. 1=always seems to be a
"3", 2-6=destination zip code, 7-8=arrival date(this one is tricky Jan 1 is
day 01 through Apr 9 is day 99, Apr 10 starts back at 01 through July 17 is
day 99, and so on.), 9=Service type(1 is priority overnight,2 is express
saver,3 is 2 day,5 is standard overnight,6 is first overnight), 10=packaging
type(2 is fedex pak,3 is fedex box,4 is fedex tube,6 is fedex envelope.), 11-
16=I have no idea and can't figure it out!, 17-28=actual tracking number,
29-31=form id number(handwritten forms are usually 200, printed from the
internet are usually 201, there are about 50 that I know of, every form fedex
uses has a form id somewhere on it), 32=I believe this is a check digit of
some sort. Hope that helps!
>>Does anyone know what kind of codes Fedex uses for its barcodes and how it is
translated into the tracking number. I have a database to I use to log
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>>there are double density barcodes that has to be broken down to extract the
actual number. Any body with any idea??
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Aug 22 '07 #3
http://www.fedex.com/us/solutions/ppe/mcode.html

injanib via AccessMonster.com wrote:
Does anyone know what kind of codes Fedex uses for its barcodes and how it is
translated into the tracking number. I have a database to I use to log
incoming packages. I am able to scan any other barcodes and see the tracking
number that is on the package, but when I scan the fedex barcode I get a very
long number that does not resemble the actual tracking number. I know that
there are double density barcodes that has to be broken down to extract the
actual number. Any body with any idea??
Aug 22 '07 #4

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