Function Key Barcodes for 5250 Emulation

Article ID: 39193919

Issue / Question

Can 5250 Emulation Function Key be generated as barcodes so a user can scan a Function Key instead of manually pressing a key or key sequence?

Applicable To

Wavelink, Mobile Devices, TelnetCE, Velocity, Emulation, Android WM, CE

Resolution / Answer

The barcodes below are Code 39 Symbology.  You must first enable Full ASCII in your emulation package.
If using TelnetCE, you will have to enable Full ASCII in the PC side Telnet Configurator and send the config down to the mobile device.

If using Velocity, you will have to enable the Zebra Scanner Profile, and then go in and edit the profile.

Select Decoder Settings and then highlight Code 39:

Put a check in the Full ASCII box.
Select OK

Send your updated Project to your Mobile device.

Below, you will find the Function Key Barcodes for 5250 emulation:

To build these barcodes yourself, you can use the B-Coder barcode generator utility, or any other utility that generates barcodes.
See instructions below:
F1 = %AA
F2 = %AB
F3 = %AC
F4 = %AD
F5 = %AE
F6 = %AF
F7 = %AG
F8 = %AH
F9 = %AI
F10 = %AJ
F11 = %AK
F12 = %AL
F13 = %AM
F14 = %AN
F15 = %AO
F16 = %AP
F17 = %AQ
F18 = %AR
F19 = %AS
F20 = %AT
F21 = %AU
F22 = %AV
F23 = %AW
F24 = %AX
--- /PA3 = %A5


The %A is the Escape ASCII 27 Character.
So in B-Coder, you would have Code 39 Full ASCII Enabled.
Select ASCII 27
Then key in the corresponding letter for the Function Key.

<ASCII 27 Character>A               This would be for the F1
<ASCII 27 Character>B               This would be for the F2

And so on...

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