Barcodes & UPC Codes

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Records>Product>Records with the Barcodes popup shown
Records>Product>Records ID panel with UPC codes
A Barcode is a series of lines based on the UPC (Universal Product Codes) code for items and products (Note: Barcodes and UPC codes may be different, and are used differently within eoStar). There are a variety of types of barcodes available consisting of UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, and Code 128. The barcodes for products can be added to the system in order to allow scanning of products by handheld devices. This scanning ability cuts down time spent searching for products and counting products within the system. UPC Codes can also be used for scanning of products with handheld devices. When scanning products, if the barcodes tables is empty, we will look for UPC codes. A UPC or Universal Product Codes is an encoded digit system that is used to track items. They can be different than Barcodes. UPC's are recorded and added into eoStar through the Product Records ID panel.

To add barcodes into the overall system, use the Warehouse Handheld's Scan/Learn Barcodes. When the handheld scans and learns a barcode, during a full sync, this barcode is then saved into the backend system in the scanned item's product records. The barcode numerals may be viewed in the backend by going to Records>Product>Records and clicking the command button Barcodes. Sometimes, the barcodes contain the same numbers as the product's UPC codes.

Note: Occasionally different size containers (alt-packs, primary packs, etc) will have different UPC codes and barcodes.

During a full sync, barcodes are uploaded onto the mobile devices. Occasionally, these barcodes are printed onto the delivery handheld invoices. If not applicable, then the system will print any available UPC code onto the invoices. To print barcodes on invoices, use the drop down arrow to select an invoice format for the mobile devices on the Configure Database Handheld Panel.

Scansheets are used to quickly scan in barcodes.

Barcodes used in eoStar: