Today we’re thrilled to announce the release of our barcode generator!
With the new tool, developers will have the ability to generate codes of varying symbologies, serving a broad scope of use cases. All you have to do is specify values to encode, hit the “generate” button and a graphical code will be displayed on the screen.
The barcode generator can create the following types of barcodes:
EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcodes
Create a UPC-A code by entering 12 numeric digits (example: 038678561125).
Create a EAN-13 code by entering 13 numeric digits (example: 3033710074365).
Create a EAN-8 code by entering 8 numeric digits (example: 30337100).
Create a QR code by entering any text or URL (examples: “hello world” or “https://www.scandit.com”). Note that URL’s must start with “http://” to be recognized as such.
Create an ITF by entering numeric digits, typically 14 (example: 55867492279103).
Code 39 Barcode
Create code 39 barcodes by entering valid characters: the capital letters A-Z, digits 0-9, and symbols -.$/+%* and space (example: I AM THE NUMBER 1 CODE).
Code 128 Barcode
Create code 128 barcodes by entering any ASCII data (example: Scandit43438!?).
As an alternative to our web-based barcode generator, we’ve also configured our API to be able to generate codes. You can access your API key by signing up for our free Community edition plan. Here are some examples which demonstrate how to work with the barcode generator within Scandit’s API:
Example 1 – Encoding a URL in a QR code:
Note: URLs must start with “http://” and URL encoding must be used.
To encode the URL ‘https://www.scandit.com’, your API request would look as follows:
Example 2 – Encoding a EAN-13 code with ‘9781401323257’, using a scaling factor of 2 (200%):
Example 3 – Encoding string “123test” in a Code-128 symbol:
Other valid symbologies include “code39”, “itf” and “ean8”.
Stay tuned for detailed API documentation and more features rolling out soon!