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Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

Hello,

I am trying to use the Barcode Component to create barcodes using the 417 symbology. However I am not getting the desired results on a string that is larger then 12 characters. i need a length of 20 characters. If I have anything that is larger then 12 is "ABAAAAAAAAAAA"

I am using Max to bring in the variable information. I am able to get the results i need in XMPie however I would like to use FFCore.

Any insight would be welcomed

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Re: Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

I attempted to recreate the issue and failed (i'm seeing different barcodes for different variable values with character length exceeding 12).

I setup a hotfolder with a MAX custom text field. I used the alphabet as my character set (e.g., "abcdefghijklmnop") variable values. For the Barcode node, I set:

  1. symbology = PDF417
  2. Data/Select Values to Add/Text/"the MAX variable defined in the HF"

Is this your WF/setup?

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Re: Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

Hello David,

Thank you for your response. Yes you have recreated the workflow setup as I have it in my workflow. The difference being that I am using numerical values. ex. 12345678912345678912. I did try alpha numeric symbols and you are correct I had no issues.

After using the numeric ex above I have a watermark that gives the correct response back but the 417 barcode answers "ABAAAAAAAAAAAA"

Can you try that and see if you can recreate my issue?

Again my thanks.

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Re: Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

I tried the following varaible values:

  1. 1234567890123456789012345
  2. 12345678901234567890

I obtained visually different barcodes. Unfortunately, I do not have a 417 barcode reader. How are you determining the barcode is "ABAAAAAAAAAAAA"?

 I am using FFCore 5.1.0.5.

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Re: Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

I have an APP on my phone to do the reading. I have actually tried using two different applications to confirm the result.

The app I used this morning is called Grato QR scanner. I used this method to read the Alpha numeric as well.

 

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Re: Barcode Component 417 PDF Issue

I used two phone apps for reading the QR code. I obtained the variable values I entered. I am mystified on the cause of the problem you are seeing.

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