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Problems with generating GS1-128 barcode, using IDAUTOMATION_UNIVERSAL

Hello, I downloaded the trial version of the barcode fonts idautomation_uni in combination with the package IDAUTOMATION_UNIVERSAL for oracle reports 9i. I have installed everything and it compiles correctly and i can use the trail fonts in reports developer.
my character-set in oracle registry settings is set to AMERICAN_AMERICA.UTF8, which is why i needed to download this IDAUTOMATION_UNIVERSAL software and fonts, because according to your website it should be working on UTF8 character-set.

However when I try to create a barcode that should be GS1 compliant something goes wrong apparently.
According to the GS1 test team to which i am sending the barcode to be tested, the FNC1 character is not present right after the start code.

I have used several ways to generate the barcode. One of them is exactly as is described on your website (link: http://support.idautomation.com/Barcode-Learning/How-do-I-create-a-GS1-128-Barcode-using-IDAutomation-products/_461
so what i am doing is:

-I'm using method CODE128 from the universal package, which means it will auto detect to which character set it will switch for encoding the barcode.
-i am parsing a string with application identifiers between parenthesis
-i set the option for tilde or process to TRUE

This is how I parse my string to the function:
v_variable := '(400)1234567890(3300)000017';
v_barcode := IDAUTOMATION_UNI.CODE_128(v_variable, true);

The barcode looks okay at first sight, but according to GS1 test team the FNC1 is missing.
What am i doing wrong here ?



Operating System: Windows

Application: Oracle reports 9i

08-12-13     1583 day(s) ago     Views: 1791

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Based on the information provided, the best solution is the Java Component. The Character Set does not affect this component.



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Maarten
Just sent it to the address you mentioned.
Thanks in advance for testing it :-)



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Tilde Method is the only option. If you can create the barcode, send it as a PDF to support@idautomation.com and we can test scan the barcode.



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Hi Ben , thanks for your answer.
I believe that i have already tried it the way you described below of your answer:
~2148100712345~2122112345678

But what exactly did you mean with v_variable := '~2134001234567890(3300)000017';
Can i use tilde and parenthesis at the same time ?
shouldn't it be ~2134001234567890~2143300000017 ??

Anyway, i will try again as you described, but i think i will be back here with the same problem. will keep you updated.



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The Universal PLL is a Feature Level 6 font encoder and can only encode the FNC using the Tilde Method. Feature Level 10 and above can encode the FNC using parentheses.


v_variable := '~2134001234567890(3300)000017';

The Tilde Method supports the inclusion of the AI as a tilde command when ApplyTilde is enabled. When using this method, the parentheses are not included in the data encoded; instead the tilde character plus 3 digits are used to represent the AI. Use the following extended ASCII character as the FNC1 for the correct number of digits in the AI:
~212 = 2 digit AI ~213 = 3 digit AI ~214 = 4 digit AI
~215 = 5 digit AI ~216 = 6 digit AI ~217 = 7 digit AI
Example: to encode (8100)712345(21)12345678 with the Tilde Method, ~2148100712345~2122112345678 would be used.




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