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Barcode generation for sewing workflow

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Our new sewing machine need a barcode to control the sheetfeeding.

We found out the right components for building up the barcode.

But the barcode needs fixed numbered variables with a zero in front.

Our solution has the following variables:

Jobnumber 5 digits
Sheetnumber 2 digits
Sheetnumber in job 2 digits
$FFwfJob.documentGroupId$ how can we reserve 2 digits for the text mark?
$FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ how can we reserve 2 digits for the text mark? 

All variables work in the right way. The problem is just reserving the space for the textmarks.

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Re: Barcode generation for sewing workflow

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You could try $FFwfJob.documentGroupId.pad(2)$. What Barcode symbology are you using?

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Re: Barcode generation for sewing workflow

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We are using the Interleaf 2 of 5.

With the combination you mentioned, an error occurs.

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What version of FFCore are you using? Is the error a FFCore processing error resulting in a failed job? Or is the barcode incorrect? I do not obtain a processing error when I use the below. I do not know if the barcode accurately reflects the data tab input.

 

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I forgot to use captioning, I am seeing the expected results. I am using FFCore 5.4.5 .

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Great, after updating to version 5.4.5 these variables are working fine.
But now my first variables from the older version have different values.
I need the number of sheet and the number of sheets in the job. 

In the version 5.1 the values were 1 of 4 (first sheet of the job consisting of 4 sheets) 2 of 4 (second sheet of the job consisting of 4 sheets) and so on. In German they are named <Blattnummer> and <Blattanzahl im Auftrag>

In version 5.4.5 the values are now 1 of 8 (first page of the job consisting of 8 pages on 4 sheets) and so on.

Do you have a solution for that behavior?

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I am seeing the correct values for "Sheet Number" and "Number of Sheets in Job" when I use them. Is there an Imposition or Split node that is changing the number of sheets?

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Check the setting for Sides Imaged in the Data tab.

bc sides imaged.png

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Re: Barcode generation for sewing workflow

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Hello Stefan,
yes this adjustment was my fault, it was single sided.
Now the hole barcode is working fine.
Many thanks for your quick and fantastic help.

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