Removing or Replacing a Barcode character(s) using ADF ( Advanced Data Formatting) and 123scan

Article ID: 16036562

Issue / Question

How can I remove or replace specific characters in my barcode to change what data is transmitted?

Applicable To

Advanced Data Formatting and 123scan Utility

Resolution / Answer

1. Download and install the Zebra 123scan Utility for Windows 32 or 64 bit - 123scan Utility

2. See article Creating an Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) Rule Using 123Scan Utility or following Creating an Advanced Data formatting (ADF) Rule How To Video ion the 123scan Utility page

3.We will use an example of removing a GS ( Group Separator ) character for a barcode. 
The same steps can be used to remove different characters and replace with different characters

Sample barcode data that contains GS characters



4. Under Advanced Data Formatting Rule, choose "Add Action", " To All Patterns and Replace", Select the GS character, then Save & Add Another



5. Select " Skip To Start, Save & Add Another




6.Select " Send All That Remains", "Save"




7. Load the 123scan .scncfg file or scan the generated 123scan programming barcode. When a barcode is scanned that contains GS characters, they will not be transmitted

Sample Barcode with GS characters removed



8. If you need to replace a GS or another character with a different character follow the steps with the exception of step 4.
For step 4. Under Advanced Data Formatting Rule, choose "Add Action", " To All Patterns and Replace", Select the GS character, Insert the replacement character you want, then Save & Add Another.
We used the # (pound) character as an example of a replacement character.



9. The barcode data will now transmit with # (pound) character replacements




 

+ Applicable Products

  • 123Scan
  • 123Scan
  • 3600 Series
  • CS3000 Series
  • Companion
  • DS1000
  • DS1001
  • DS2200 Series
  • DS2200-HC
  • DS2208-HC
  • DS2208-SR
  • DS2278-HC
  • DS2278-SR
  • DS3407 Handheld Scanner
  • DS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • DS3478
  • DS3478-SF Handheld Scanner
  • DS3500-ER Series
  • DS3508 Series of Rugged 1D 2D Imager Scanners
  • 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
  • DS36X8-DPA Series
  • DS36X8-DPX Series
  • DS4208
  • DS4208-HC Handheld 2D Imager for Healthcare Applications
  • DS4308-XD 1D 2D Extreme Density Imager Scanner
  • DS457 Series
  • DS4600 Series
  • DS4608-DL
  • DS4608-DPE
  • DS4608-HC
  • DS4608-HD
  • DS4608-SR
  • DS4608-XD
  • DS4800 Series
  • DS6700
  • DS6707
  • DS6707-DP Handheld DPM Digital Imager Scanner
  • DS6707-DS6708
  • DS6707-HC
  • DS6707-HD Handheld Digital Imager Scanner
  • DS6708
  • DS6878-DL
  • DS6878-HC
  • DS6878-SR Cordless Bluetooth 2D Imager
  • DS8100 Series
  • DS8100-HC
  • DS8108-HC
  • DS8108-SR
  • DS8178-HC
  • DS8178-SR
  • DS9208 Omnidirectional Hands-Free Presentation Imager
  • DS9300
  • DS9300 Series
  • DS9308
  • DS9808-R
  • DS9900 Series
  • DS9908-HD
  • DS9908-HD DS9908R-HD
  • DS9908-SR
  • DS9908-SR DS9908R-SR
  • DS9908R-HD
  • DS9908R-SR
  • Discontinued
  • EP10 Mobile Computer
  • Fixed Mount Scanners
  • Hand-Held Computers
  • Hand-held Scanners
  • Hands-Free & On-Counter Scanners
  • Healthcare Scanners
  • In-Counter Scanners
  • LI2208
  • LI2208-HC
  • LI2208-HC Healthcare Scanner
  • LI3608-ER
  • LI3608-SR
  • LI3678-ER
  • LI3678-SR
  • LI36X8-ER
  • LI36X8-SR
  • LI4278
  • LS3400 Handheld Scanner
  • LS3408 Handheld Scanner
  • LS3408-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3408-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3578-ER Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS3578-FZ Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • LS9203i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • LS9208i General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • MP6000 Scanner Scale
  • MP6200 Scanner Scale
  • MP7000 Multi-Plane Scanner
  • MS4717
  • MT2000 Mobile Terminals
  • MiniScan MS12xx Fixed Mount Bar Code Scanner
  • MiniScan MS22xx Fixed Mount Bar Code Scanner
  • MiniScan MS32xx Fixed Mount Bar Code Scanner
  • MiniScan MS4400 Fixed Mount Bar Code Scanner
  • Multi-Plane Scanners
  • P360
  • P370
  • P460
  • P470
  • RS507 Hands Free Imager
  • Rugged Scanners
  • Symbol CS1504 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol CS4070 Companion Scanner
  • Symbol CS4070-HC Companion Scanner
  • Symbol DS 6708-DL Handheld Imager Scanner
  • Symbol DS3578 Series
  • Symbol DS4308
  • Symbol DS4308-HC
  • Symbol DS4308P
  • Symbol DS6700 1D 2D Imager Scanner
  • Symbol DS7708
  • Symbol DS9808 Hybrid Presentation Imager
  • Symbol LS1203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS1203-HD General Purpose Handheld Scanner
  • Symbol LS2208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS3008 Rugged Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS4208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS4278 Cordless General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS7708 General Purpose Presentation Scanner
  • Symbol LS7808 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS9203 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol LS9208 General Purpose Bar Code Scanner
  • Symbol MiniScan MS954 Fixed Mount Barcode Scanner
  • Symbol MiniScan Series
  • Ultra-Rugged Scanners