What is AIM identifier for Barcode

Article ID: 79629232

Issue / Question

Customer want to know what is AIM Code ID or AIM identifier

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Resolution / Answer

The AIM Code ID is a 3 character ISO/IEC identifier (originally created by AIM) generated by the decoder of a scanner, and gives information about the symbology of the barcode which was scanned.

Format:  ]cm
] = flag character (ASCII 93)
c = code character (defined by AIM for that symbology)
m = modifier character

The AIM Code ID is not part of a barcode. It is generated by the decoder of a scan engine to represent the barcode symbology which was scanned.

Based on the AIM Code ID, wedge software or terminal emulation software might be setup to process scanned data in a user-defined way.

Note that barcode scanners may also generate 1-character barcode identifiers instead of the 3-character AIM Code ID.
The actual characters used are defined by the manufacturer of that scan engine and might be different, depending on that manufacturer.

Tables which show the AIM Code ID can be found and are also available in the applicable scanner reference manual.

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