Enable mobile computer to read Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)

Article ID: 94420226

Issue / Question

Customer cannot read any length of Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcodes.

Customer can only read ITF barcodes if its length is 10 or 14.

Applicable To

Mobile Computer using DataWedge

Resolution / Answer

Overview:

By default, DataWedge, will only decode Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcodes that are 14 characters long.

Solution:

1. Make sure ITF is enabled
- Open DataWedge
- Open target profile (example Profile0)
- Tap on Decoders
- Interleaved 2of5 is disabled. Tap on the check box to enable it

2. Modify Decode Length if needed
- Open target profile (example Profile0)
- Tap on Decoder params 
- Tap on Interleaved 2of5 
- Tap on Length1 or Length2 to modify its value
 

About Decode Lengths:

Variable length - Decode symbols containing any number of characters:

  • Set both Length1 and Length2 to "0" (zero)

Range - Decode a symbol with a specific length range from a-b (inclusive):

  • Set Length1 to "a" (the lower bound) and set Length2 to "b" (the upper bound)

Two Discrete Lengths - Decode only symbols containing either of two specific lengths:

  • Set Length2 as the shorter length and Length1 as the longer one

One Discrete Length - Decode only symbols containing a specific length:

  • Set both Length1 and Length2 to the desired (non-zero) length

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