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How to encode leading zeros in a barcode using the IDAutomation Barcode Label Software.



02-23-12     2969 day(s) ago    

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When connecting to a data source using the IDAutomation Barcode Label Software, the field in the data source that contains the leading zeros must be formatted as text. When importing from a CSV file, quotes must be placed around numbers to have them treated as text; for example: “000128”.

If you require a barcode with leading zeros applied as a prefix, the following will also work:
First, right click on the barcode itself and select Properties.
Select the Value tab and modify using the Global Append Values.
Below is a screen shot for the following settings:
Value Type = Incremented
Start Value = The starting number without the leading zeroes, for example 87647.
Step = 1 (The amount used to increment)
Prefix = 00000 (Or the correct amount of zeroes needed to precede the data.)

Click on OK to return to the label layout.

NOTE: If the barcode requires 5 leading zeros to start, but only 4 by the end of the data run, you will need to make this change manually. The settings will not automatically account for the extra digit as the labels increment.

If you are connecting to a data source, the field in the data source that contains the leading zeros must be formatted as text. When importing from a CSV file, quotes must be placed around numbers to have them treated as text; for example: “000128”.

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