Bar codes (setup) (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 7, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Organization administration > Setup > Bar codes.

Use this form to set up bar codes to identify your products. You can set up different types of bar codes. For example, you can set up standard bar code formats such as EAN-13 for retail goods or EAN-8 for small packages.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.



General tab

View or modify information about the selected bar code.



Bar code setup

Enter a name for the bar code.


Enter a description of the bar code.

Bar code type

Select a bar code type.


Select a font for the characters that are printed when the bar code is scanned.


Enter a font size for the characters that are printed when the bar code is scanned.

Minimum length


Maximum length

Enter the minimum and maximum number of characters allowed for the bar code. For example, a bar code of the type EAN-8 always contains eight characters when it is printed. Therefore, for an EAN-8 bar code, the minimum length and the maximum length are both eight. For a bar code that contains a fixed string of five characters plus a number from 1 to 100, the minimum length is six and the maximum length is eight.

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