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How to keep hyphen in barcode

I've created barcode breaksheets, that when scanned will index employee data. I am having problems with the employee ssn as it has hyphens that aren't added to the barcode. The cell is currently formatted to add the hyphens when a person keys in the ssn. I'm so new to this, any help is appreciate.



Operating System: Windows10

Application: Excel 2016

04-03-17     114 day(s) ago     Views: 268

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I tested by adding hyphens manually and it did produce the barcode the way I wanted. I originally formatted the cell with a number format ( in the numbers group in excel) that would automatically add the dashes. My guess is I just need to enter them manually to avoid this issue.







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I'm using the ID Automation 39XS



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Hello,

I am not able to re-create the issue. After using the formula to encode the data (which appends the exclamation points), does the encoded data appear to include the hyphens? See if you can view the hyphens in the encoded data. What is the exact name of the barcode font that you are applying to the data?

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The standard Code 39 character set is capable of encoding the hyphen. View the Code 39 character set chart.

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I am creating a Code 39 barcode, using the following formula. =code39(B1) image



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What barcode type are you creating?

Some barcode types encode only numeric while other can encode alphanumeric and special characters.


Barcode Types that can encode Alphanumeric/Special Characters:
Code 128
Code 39
Data Matrix


Barcode Types that can encode Numeric Characters:
Interleaved 2 of 5
UPC & EAN



Excel Example using Code 128, Code 39, and Interleaved 2 of 5.

Interleaved 2 of 5 cannot encode the hyphen because it only encodes numeric values.
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