GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked (Formerly RSS Expanded Stacked - Reduced Space Symbology) barcode
This Symbology is also known as GS1 DataBar-14 Expanded Stacked , RSS Expanded Stacked , Reduced Space Symbology Expanded Stacked
GS1 DataBar Family of bar codes
GS1 DataBar (formerly Reduced Space Symbols or RSS) symbols can identify small items and carry more information than the current EAN/UPC barcode (GS1 DataBar symbols will not necessarily replace EAN/UCC bar codes, as it will be left to the brand owner - the party responsible for specifying package design - to decide). GS1 DataBar enables GTIN identification for hard-to-mark products like fresh foods, jewelry and do-it-yourself hardware products and can carry GS1 Application Identifiers (AI) such as serial numbers, lot numbers, and expiration dates. This creates the opportunity for solutions supporting product authentication and traceability, product quality and effectiveness, variable measure product identification, and couponing.
GS1 DataBar is a family of linear barcode symbologies used within the GS1 System. There are three types of GS1 DataBar symbols, two of which have a number of versions optimized for different application requirements.
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
The GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked barcode is a multirow stacked version of GS1 DataBar Expanded. It can be printed in widths of 2 to 20 segments and can have from 2 to 11 rows. It is used when the symbol area or print mechanism is not wide enough to accommodate the full single-row GS1 DataBar Expanded Symbol. It is designed for variable weight products, perishable products, traceable retail products, and coupons.
The user data to be encoded into a GS1 DataBar Expanded barcode shall always consist of application identifiers and data fields that comply with the data standard of the GS1 General Specifications, formatted exactly as they would be for encodation into a GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128) barcode. The GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128) rules for concatenation of AI element strings, such as the use of a FNC1 to separate a variable length element string from the element string following it, shall be followed when encoding a GS1 DataBar Expanded barcode.
Sample of a GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked/RSS Expanded Stacked Barcode
How to create GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked/RSS Expanded Stacked barcodes using Barcode Professional
Note: Please refer to the Class
Reference documentation for more information about the properties and methods
stated in this document.
In order to get a GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked/RSS Expanded Stacked barcode image, please follow these steps:
Set the Symbology property to GS1DataBarExpandedStacked or RssExpandedStacked
Setting up dimensions:
Set the BarWidth property to 0.0208 (Value is expressed in Inches)
Set the BarHeight property to 0.7072 (34 * BarWidth) or higher (Value is expressed in Inches)
- Set the SegmentsPerRow property to an even number ranging from 2 up to 22. Default is 4.
Set the Code property with data complying GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128) data format i.e. application identifiers (AIs) + data fields
Example of GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked/RSS Expanded Stacked barcode images
Code property = (01)90614141000015(3202)000150 will produce the following barcode image: