Irish Computer Society Webinar

Things you need to know about developing applications that use barcode scanning (but nobody told you!)


Irish Computer Society held this webinar on the 23rd of October 2019 in conjunction with GS1 Ireland.

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The aim of this briefing is to provide useful information that software developers need to be aware of - to avoid common pitfalls, to enable efficient processing of contained data, and to avoid system crashes caused by scanning previously unseen barcodes.


Speaker:Denis O’Brien, Director of Standards and Solutions, GS1 Ireland
Date:Recorded on the 23rd October 2019
Venue:Online
Schedule:Available on demand 
Cost:Free
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Event Overview: We often hear from manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, hospitals and other end users that their software can’t scan barcodes. This is often due to a poor understanding of how barcodes work, what useful data they contain and how best to 'unpack' that data.

GS1 standard barcodes are structured in a way to allow systems to read as much or as little data as required.

The aim of this briefing is to ensure that your systems are future proofed, scaleable and robust when presented with any of the wide array of standard barcodes (GS1/EAN-13, DataBar, ITF14, GS1/EAN-128, Data Matrix, QRCode, etc).

The briefing will also cover the different barcode types, some advice on barcode scanner configurations, use of the Function 1 character, parsing a barcode and common errors such as truncating fixed length fields, invalid check digit on GTIN, omitting function 1 character, invalid date formats and invalid weight formats.


A recording of this webinar is now available from the member resource section of ics.ie, hisi.ie and itsmf.ie

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