How to create GS1 Databar Bar Codes (RSS) with App ID’s and FNC (GS separators)

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We want to print GS1 DataBar Expanded codes that contain multiple Application Identifiers (AIs) according to the GS1 specification, using ZPL (command ^BR). The problem is that certain AIs have to be separated by group separator characters (GS -- ASCII 29).

Applies To

ZPL Progamming Language for GS1 DataBar Barcodes
Excludes: 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53 Firmware Version), 888 DD/TT Series, MZ Series, ZQ110, EM220, EM220II

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Enter # at the beginning of the code and as a separator between Application Identifiers as needed.

The sample ZPL below was tested and proved to print and scan successfully.

First bar code prints and scans a [ GS] for every instance of #  - [ GS]1 [ GS]23456[ GS]789

Second bar code prints and scans a [ GS] for the one instance of # and [ RS] even though it was not specified - [ GS]1 [RS]2

Third bar code prints and scans a [ GS] for the two instances of #  - [ GS]1 [ GS]2

^XA^FO300,100^BRN,6,,,,6^FH_^FD#1#23456#789^FS 

^FO200,250^BRN,6,,,,6^FH_^FD#1_5E2^FS

^FO600,250^BRN,6,,,,6^FH_^FD#1#2^FS^XZ

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