Creating Barcodes From Text Source S’abonner

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Hello.  Brand new to BarTender and working on my first barcode.  I am using an Excel spreadsheet and imported a .csv file into Bartender as my data source.  The field I'm using is called "SKU" and has alphanumeric code (ex: HB4240GRNXS, the next: HB4240GRNS).  When my barcodes are made, obviously only the numbers are used, so both the examples I listed receive a code of: 0000004240.  That becomes a problem when I need HB4240GRNXS and HB4240GRNS to have different codes.  Is there a way in BarTender to have the program assign an unique code when two different items have the same numeric portion of the "SKU"?

Thanks for any direction.

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A barcode can be alphanumeric also ... is there a reason you are only printing the numbers portion?

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No, not at all, maybe it was the type of barcode I chose (UPC-A)?  To be honest, I don't know why only the number portion is appearing underneath my barcode.

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UPC-A does only support numeric values.  You'd need to get a barcode type that supports alphanumeric (like Code128 or the like) to encode that string.

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Thanks, I think that's what I'm looking for.  Pardon my ignorance here, but I assume barcode readers don't usually have an issue reading alphanumeric codes?  We're submitting products to Amazon and they require barcodes and I just want to make sure generally Code128's are standard barcodes? 

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Mike was referring to the barcode symbology itself, rather than the reader hardware being used.  The barcode symbology UPC-A is a numeric only barcode for special purposes.  The Code 128 barcode symbology is a very popular general purpose barcode symbology, which just about any barcode scanner should support.

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