Excel ISSN Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

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



Excel ISSN Introduction

Excel ISSN Add-In - Overview

ISSN, also known as International Standard Serial Number, is a numeric-only linear barcode used for identifying periodical publications such as magazines.


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Excel ISSN Data Encoding

ISSN Valid Character Set

ISSN is a linear barcode symbology that encode numeric digits only.

  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Excel ISSN provides the only one mode to encode ISSN valid value:

Mode ISSN ISSN+2 ISSN+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 ISSN

2. Write down data to encoded"365847895";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to ISSN

2. Write down data to encoded - "365847895";

3. Set supplement data "11"

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to ISSN

2. Write down data to encoded "365847895";

3. Set supplement data "11111"

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

Sample Image


ISSN Valid Barcode Length

ISSN is a fixed-length linear barcode symbology, encoding 11-digit data without the last check digit placed at last.

Note that OnBarcode ISSN barcode generator add-in for Excel will add the ISSN prefix "977" for you and calculate the checksum, so you only need to input 9 numeric data digits.

Variable-length 12 digits 14 digits 17 digits
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to ISSN

2. Write down data to encoded"567567567";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;





1. Choose Barcode Type to ISSN

2. Input data to encoded - "567567567";

3.Input Supplement Data "12"

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to ISSN

2. Input data to encoded - "567567567";

3.Input Supplement Data "15151"

4. Set Image Format to PNG;



Sample Image



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