DataBar Expanded & Stacked Options
The DataBar Expanded Barcode specification is used in IDAutomation Barcode
Fonts, Components and Applications
to create a
DataBar Expanded Barcode. This barcode type can encode the
14-digit GTIN along with several
GS1 Application Identifiers in a single symbol. It is also commonly
used to encode coupon data. Parentheses must be used around each Application
Identifier in the
according to the
DataBar Expanded rules as shown in Fig. 1-3 below.
DataBar Expanded Stacked barcode symbol is created by reducing the "Segments"
property to a low, even value, such as 4, 6 or 8. The number of segments
chosen may produce multiple rows.
- Using the DataBarExpanded option with a feature level
9 or greater
font encoder returns text formatted to the
34 font. A
DataBar Expanded Stacked barcode symbol may also be easily created with
this option by reducing the Segments property to a low even value,
such as 4 or 6.
- Using the DataBarExpanded option in all
will produce a barcode image that includes all applicable start and stop digits
with checksum characters when required.
Fig. 1. DataBar Expanded (22 segments) encoding (01)12345678901231(3202)123456(15)123456:
DataBar Coupon (6 segments) encoding (8110)1007033004217032001103003080820:
Fig. 3. DataBar Expanded with 4 segments encoding (01)12345678901231(3202)123456(15)123456:
The above DataBar barcodes were created with the
Generator at 96 DPI.
This barcode type is easily read and verified with the
IDAutomation DataBar USB Barcode Scanner.