Excel Data Matrix Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate 2D Data Matrix images in Excel



Excel Data Matrix Introduction

Excel Data Matrix Add-In - Overview

Data Matrix, also known as Data Matrix ECC200, is great 2-dimensional matrix barcode to store different data up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.


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Excel Data Matrix Data Encoding

Data Matrix Valid Character Set

Data Matrix is a 2D barcode symbology that encodes all ASCII characters.

  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Upper-case letters A-Z, lower-case alphabets a-z
  • special characters

Excel Data Matrix provides the only one mode to encode Data Matrix valid value:

Mode Data Matrix Data Matrix Data Matrix Data Matrix
Valid Character Set 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 A-Z a-z 0-9, A-Z, a-z
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to Data Matrix;

2. Write down data to encoded"11223344";

3. Set Image Format to PNG.

1. Choose Barcode Type to Data Matrix;

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

3. Set Image Format to PNG.

1. Choose Barcode Type to Data Matrix;

2. Write down data to encoded "exceladdin";

3. Set Image Format to PNG.

1. Choose Barcode Type to Data Matrix;

2. Write down data to encoded "Data123";

3. Set Image Format to PNG.

Sample Image


Data Matrix Valid Barcode Length

Data Matrix is 2 matrix barcode which can encode multiple data format and length. As there's no fixed data length for a Data Matrix barcode, you can encode any amount of data as you wish.

Data Length Variable
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to Data Matrix;

2. Write down data to encoded"DataMatrix4Excel";

3. Set Image Format to PNG.



Sample Image




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