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Two digit Barcodes and Sharp XE A507 cash register


I am looking at buying a Sharp XE A507 and will have very few UPC codes (only about 50 at the most). The register and UPC codes are for an once a small year garden sale where multiple items are sold for the same price (like a dollar store).

Will the XE A507 recognize UPC codes that are only 2 digits lone such as A3, A5, B3, B5, etc? I want to keep it as simple as possible. I will only need about 20 to 30 of these pairings of a letter and single number.

For example, A3 would coordinate to person "Seller" A and his/her multiple items that all sell for $3. Likewise for B3, C3, C4, D3, etc., then do a department report to pay out the sellers.

I've seen on the net where I can make and print my own bar codes that say "A3" etc, but will the cash register be able to read bar codes this short?

Thanks in advance,

Ed.


04-22-14     1917 day(s) ago    

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We would recommend using Interleaved 2 of 5 (AKA ITF and I2of5), since it does not have the minimum digit requirement. If you would like a more-permanent solution, the Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Fonts Package is recommended.

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So given the help from the earlier post, "It supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13 and ITF-14 (which are barcode types that only will hold numbers)." and if I choose to use a free UPC generator off the Net and limit my bar code to 4 numbers, what would I use? (UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, OR ITF-14)?

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The way the machine processes the barcodes is more of a function of the machine itself, not the barcodes themselves.


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James,

Thanks for your extra effort and quick response. So letters won't work, it has to be numbers.

Plan B: If I make a UPC code for example 0103 where "01" is seller identification* and "03" is $3....and scan it with the bar code scanner, the cash register won't recognize it at that point and from then would that be my opportunity to enter that UPC manually?

(*some customers like to buy from certain sellers, so I could say "John" is seller "01" to the customer. Look for those UPC's beginning with "01")

I know I can do stuff on a computer and transfer it via SIM card, but for my needs, a once a year event with minimal UPC codes, I think just plunking it in to the till will suffice, if that is an option.

Ed

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I took the liberty of finding the manual* for this product. It supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13 and ITF-14 (which are barcode types that only will hold numbers). Our UPC/EAN Barcode Font Package can produce barcodes that are as small as one digit. You could devise a system based on two numbers, instead of a letter and number.

*Manual URL: http://files.sharpusa.com/Downloads/ForBusiness/POSSolutions/ElectronicCashRegisters/Manuals/cas_man_XEA507.pdf

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