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GS1 DataBar barcodes

DataBar barcodes are often used to label fresh foods. These barcodes can hold information like an item's batch number or expiry date, in addition to other attributes used at the point-of-sale such the item weight.

DataBar barcodes are often used in retail, and can be read by laser scanners.

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Types of DataBar barcodes

The GS1 DataBar family consists of seven symbols in total: four for use a point-of-sale and three not for use at point of sale. The symbols for use at point-of-sale are shown below.

DataBar
Omnidirectional
Databar Omnidirectional
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: 14 numeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN, GCN
  • Does not support attributes

  • DataBar
    Stacked
    Omnidirectional
    Databar Stacked
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: 14 numeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN, GCN
  • Does not support attributes

  • DataBar
    Expanded
    Stacked              
    Databar Expanded Stacked
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: Maximum 74 Numeric/
    41 Alphanumeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN, GCN
  • Does support attributes

  • DataBar
    Expanded           
    Databar Expanded
  • Symbol ID: ]E0
  • Capacity: Maximum 74 Numeric/
    41 Alphanumeric
  • Omnidirectional
  • Supports GTIN, GCN
  • Does support attributes
  • Standards

    GS1 General Specifications

    You will find relevant application standards and guidelines listed below:

    All sectors

    GS1 Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) Guideline

    RFID Barcode Interoperability Guideline

    GS1 General Specifications

    GS1 Databar-ready scanners

    Download GS1 DataBar (RSS) Software

    GS1 AIDC Fresh Foods Sold at Point-of-Sale

    Apparel

    GS1 Symbol placement examples for clothing and fashion accessories 

    Healthcare

    GS1 AIDC healthcare guideline

    Barcoding Plasma Derivatives