About this Manual
Use this Advanced Data Formatting Guide to perform advanced configuration to your scanner using programming barcodes.
Current versions of the Product Reference Guide (PRG), Quick Reference Guide (QRG), and any other manuals and instruction sheets for this product can be downloaded from the website listed on the back cover of this manual. Alternatively, printed copies or product support CDs can be purchased through your Datalogic reseller.
Advanced Data Formatting
Advanced Data Formatting (ADF) is a means of customizing data before transmission to your host device. Scan data can be edited to suit your particular requirements.
Note: If you are using the Wand interface with your scanner, you will not be able to use ADF rules to format your data
Rules: Criteria Linked to Actions
In ADF, data is customized through rules. These rules perform detailed actions when the data meets certain criteria. One rule may consist of single or multiple criteria applied to single or multiple actions. For instance, a data formatting rule could be the following:
Criteria When scan data is Code 39, length 12, and data at the start position is the string “129”
Actions Pad all sends with zeros to length 8, send all data up to X, send a space
If a Code 39 barcode of 1299X1559828 is scanned, the following is transmitted: 00001299. If a Code 39 barcode of 1299X15598 is scanned, this rule is ignored because the length criteria has not been met.
The rule specifies the editing conditions and requirements before data transmission occurs.
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