Input of ASCII control characters

Article ID: 65685692

Issue / Question

How to add ASCII control characters into barcode data?

Issue Details

Requirements:

Knowledge of the requirements of your barcode as well as ZPL Programming Knowledge or ZebraDesigner Software installed.

Applicable To

ZebraDesigner Version 2 Software Applications and ZPL Programming Language

Excludes: 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53 Firmware Version), 888 DD/TT Series, MZ Series, ZQ110, EM220, EM220II

Resolution / Answer

Many special characters can be added to different bar code symbologies using ZebraDesigner OR ZebraDesigner Pro software.


Example:
Open ZebraDesigner and select the desired barcode

      

You may input the following ASCII control characters into your barcode data such as below example with "<" and ends with ">"
Example: 12<STX>34



Note: Please do ensure that the latest version of ZebraDesigner OR ZebraDesigner Pro is being used.

For additional details on using ZebraDesigner with these characters  Read More>>

Note: For ZebraDesigner for mySAP and ZebraDesigner for XML where the data is variable and not fixed the characters must be part of the data stream. Since these are only supported with ZPL printers, here are ZPL examples for a Code 128 bar code (Start Code A is required) and a Data Matrix bar code. 

Examples would both scan as:   123GS456RS789EOT

^BY3,3,134^FT22,148^BCN,,Y,N
^FD>9171819932021229423242568^FS
^BY80,80^FT125,307^BXN,5,200,0,0,1
^FH\^FD123\1D456\1E789\04^FS


For additional details on the correct ZPL usage, see the ZPL Programming Guide Read More>>
 

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