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Symbol LS9208 Product Reference Guide
Using ADF Bar Codes
When programming a rule, make sure the rule is logically correct. Plan ahead before scanning.
To program each data formatting rule:
Start the Rule. Scan the
Specify Criteria. Scan bar codes for all pertinent criteria. Criteria can include code type (e.g., Code 128),
code length, or data that contains a specific character string (e.g., the digits "129"). See
Specify Actions. Scan all actions related to, or affecting, these criteria. The actions of a rule specify how to
format data for transmission. See
Save the Rule. Scan the
Use special-purpose bar codes to correct errors that occur during this process: Erase Criteria and Start
Again, Erase Actions and Start Again, Erase Previously Saved Rule, etc.
bar codes on
ADF Bar Code Menu Example
This section provides an example of how to enter ADF rules for scan data.
An auto parts distribution center wants to encode manufacturer ID, part number, and destination code into their
own Code 128 bar codes. The distribution center also has products that carry UPC bar codes, placed there by the
manufacturer. The Code 128 bar codes have the following format:
The distribution center uses a PC with dedicated control characters for manufacturer ID <CTRL M>, part number
<CTRL P>, and destination code <CTRL D>. At this center the UPC data is treated as manufacturer ID code.
The following rules must be entered:
When scanning data of code type Code 128, send the next 5 characters, send the manufacturer ID key
<CTRL M>, send the next 5 characters, send the part number key <CTRL P>, send the next 2 characters, send
the destination code key <CTRL D>.
When scanning data of code type UPC/EAN, send all data, send the manufacturer ID key <CTRL M>.
Begin New Rule bar code on page
ADF Bar Code Menu Example bar code on page
Save Rule bar code on page
to erase criteria, actions, and entire rules.
M = Manufacturer ID
P = Part Number
D = Destination Code
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