We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Help with barcodes

ross13 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I was wondering if someone is able to help. I currently have an application that ships orders on our email system when a barcode is scanned. This has been working fine and was set up for a six digit code. In which I was able to detect that after six characters the input from the scanner is complete.
My problem is that we now wish to process orders that have a variable length barcode. Is their barcodes with a start and end check character? I thought that this would possibly be a better way to do this?

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE