Is it possible to configure scanner so it reads only first 10 digits of a EAN13 code?
On shoes and clothes the 11-th and 12-th digit often represents size, and then you can have 8 barcodes for the same article that are different only in last 2 digits (then also the check digit changes). I would like to have only first 10 digits as a product code and then the scanner have to recognize all the same products, regardles the size.
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You could install "DataWedge", there you can configure the functionality of the laser.
By "lock" I hope you mean "Always on" in which case you can configure that:
1. Install DataWedge on the device (If not done so already)
2. Open DataWedge on the device (Control Panel)
3. Select "Advanced Config"
5. Profile 0
8. Select your scan engine, in my case "Blok buster"
9. Reader Params
10. Aim Type
11. Select "Continuous Read".
It could be either one of two things, first of all will this unit scan any barcodes, or is it just one particular one it will not scan. If nothing scans and if no special programming was added to the scanner I would consider defaulting the unit back to factory settings. This procedure can be found in the manual that came with the scanner or here is a link http://www.honeywellaidc.com/CatalogDocuments/00-02544%20Rev%20K%202-11.pdf *** If you are going to do this please confirm that no special programming was done to this *** but normally they are ready to scan right out the box. So scan the barcode to "enter/exit configuration" the unit will beep tree times, then scan the "recall defaults" and the unit will beep once. Then scan the "enter/exit configuration" once more. Then try to scan a retail barcode. Hope this helps.
Perhaps you should ask for replacements and ask for a bar code scanner who reads 13 numbers because even how many times you try it over and over again if the function of the scanner is limited in reading 12 number the results will be the same..Hope it can Help you.
Most scanners will convert UPCA to EAN13 as you scan if you have that setting checked. A 0 will be added in front of the UPCA to make it an EAN13. Nothing else changes. You can read about this stuff on Wikipedia.
The default setting for this scanner is EAN13 enabled. This means that all 12 character barcodes will be changed to 13 characters by adding a zero in front.
How to Disable:
Open the manual that came with the scanner (it's available to download on the Cipherlab web page if you don't have it).
Find the UPCA Parameters barcodes (currently page 29). The next heading down is Convert to EAN13. You will see the disable and enable barcodes.
1) Scan Enter Setup Barcode (on practically every page of the manual at the bottom). The scanner will beep 6 times.
2) Scan the Convert to EAN13 Disable barcode. The scanner will beep once.
3) Scan the Update barcode at the bottom of the same page.
Your scanner should now read both 12 and 13 character barcodes correctly.
you are probably reading to a inteligent software package like Excell, which sees the inputted data as a number (so ignores leading zeros) you need to specify to the sytem that the incoming numbers are TEXT not numbers.