Creating Trigger barcodes using ADF ( Advanced Data Formatting) and the Zebra 123scan Utility

Article ID: 97514020

Issue / Questio

Can I create an individual barcode to only execute a specific keystroke(s) I want when needed?

Applicable To

3600, DS81x8, DS22x8, DS4608, DS4308, LS2208, LI4278

Resolution / Answer

1. If you are not familiar with ADF and 123scan,please review article  - Creating an Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rule Using 123Scan

2. Create an ADF trigger code with a meaningful label. In the example below we will use " ENTER" for creating trigger barcode that will perform an Enter keystroke as needed


3. Click on " Trigger barcode" to generate the trigger barcode in Micosoft Word format.






4. Create an ADF rule to send an enter key when the specific string trigger code " ENTER" is scanned.


5. Load the 123scan .scncfg file to the scanner or print programming barcodes to scan


6. When the trigger barcode " ENTER" is scanned it will execute an enter keystroke only. Any other scanned barcodes will transmit data 

+ Applicable Products

  • DS2208-HC
  • DS2208-SR
  • DS2278-HC
  • DS2278-SR
  • DS3608-DP DS3678-DP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-DPA
  • DS3608-DPX
  • DS3608-ER DS3678-ER Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-HD DS3678-HD Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-HP DS3678-HP Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3608-SR DS3678-SR Ultra Rugged Scanners
  • DS3678-DPA
  • DS3678-DPX
  • DS4308-XD 1D 2D Extreme Density Imager Scanner
  • DS4608-DL
  • DS4608-DPE
  • DS4608-HC
  • DS4608-HD
  • DS4608-SR
  • DS4608-XD
  • DS8108-HC
  • DS8108-SR
  • DS8178-HC
  • DS8178-SR
  • LI4278
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS4308-HC
  • Symbol DS4308P
  • Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner