Excel Codabar Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate linear Codabar images in Excel



Excel Codabar Introduction

Excel Codabar Overview

Codabar, known as Codeabar, Ames Code, Monarch, Code 2 of 7, Rationalized Codabar, ANSI/AIM BC3-1995 or USD-4, is a discrete, self-checking linear barcode symbology.


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Excel Codabar is a Codabar generation component running on Microsoft Office Excel, which is a mature barcode component to generate, draw Codabar barcodes on Microsoft Office Excel 2003/2007/2010. Equipped with 50+ barcode property options, high-quality Codabar barcode images can be easily streamed with customized color, size, image, text, etc.

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Excel Codabar Data Encoding

Codabar Valid Character Set

Codabar is an alphanumeric variable linear barcode, which can encode following data:

  • Numeric Digits: 0-9
  • Special Digits: - (Dash), $ (Dollar), : (Colon), / (Slash), . (Point), + (Plus)

With the Codabar valid data to encode, Excel Codabar can encode 3 types of data to generate Codabar images:

Only Numeric Digits Only Special Digits Mixed Digits
Sample Encoding 1. Set Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to be encoded - "1234567";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.

1. Set Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to encoded - "-$:/.+";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.

1. Set Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to be encoded - "123$$$";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.

Sample Image


Codabar Valid Length

Excel Codabar Generator can encode variable data length, which can generate variable data length Codabar.

Variable-length 5 digits 10 digits 15 digits
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to encoded - "12345";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.



1. Choose Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to encoded - "0123456789";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.

1. Choose Barcode Type to CODABAR

2. Write down data to encoded - "-$:/.+987654321";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

4. Customize other properties.



Sample Image




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