Excel EAN 8 Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate linear EAN 8 images in Excel


Excel EAN 8 Introduction

Excel EAN 8 Overview

EAN-8, also known as European Article Number 8, UPC-8, GTIN-8, GS1-8, EAN/UCC-8, is the short barcode version of EAN-13 barcode.


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Excel EAN 8 provides a robust solution to make your business more professional. It is designed to be used on Microsoft Office Excel 2003/2007/2010. High-quality EAN-8, EAN-8+2 as well as EAN-8+5 barcodes can be easily generated and printed with customized color, size, image, text, etc.

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Excel EAN 8 Data Encoding

EAN 8 Valid Character Set

EAN 8 is a linear barcode symbology, which is able to encode numeric data only:

  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Excel EAN 8 provides 3 modes to encode EAN 8 valid value:

Mode EAN-8 EAN-8+2 EAN-8+5
Valid Character Set 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8;

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

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8+2;

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

3. Set Supplement Data to 34";

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8+5;

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

3. Set Supplement Data to "56789";

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

Sample Image


EAN 8 Valid Length

EAN 8 is a fixed-length linear barcode symb0logy, encoding 7-digit data plus a check digit at last.

Fixed-length 8 digits 10 digits 13 digits
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8

2. Write down data to encoded - "1357924";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;



1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8+2;

2. Write down data to encoded - "1357924";

3. Set Supplement Data to 68";

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to EAN-8+5;

2. Write down data to encoded - "1357924";

3. Set Supplement Data to "68135";

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

Sample Image



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