Before you are able to use EAN128 bar codes, some settings have to be activated. This must be done both on the terminal and in the
WMS hand terminal settings. This document describes the steps to take to activate EAN128 bar code decoding in
E-WMS ASP. For configuration of EAN128 in WMS (Pick-IT) 'CAB' see document How to activate EAN128 barcode scanning in
WMS non-ASP (Pick-IT CAB).
There are a few steps to follow to enable EAN128:
1. configuring the hand terminals
WMS EAN128 settings
3. enabling EAN128 per WMS process
First the hand terminal has to add prefix, suffix and a separator sign to the scanned bar codes. This configuration differs per model:
The general EAN128 settings for the hand terminals are configured in
System, E-WMS, Scanners, General scanner settings. Edit or create a settings profile and use the following configuration (section General, part of the complete settings screen):
When this sign is encountered at the first position of entered (or scanned) input,
WMS will assume the input was scanned and will start EAN128 decoding, if the setting "Use EAN128" was also activated for that
When this sign is encountered in entered input, WMS will assume the text to be ended.
When this sign is encountered in entered input, WMS will regard this as field separator.
ON = each separate EAN128 part scanned (decoded from the EAN128 barcode) can still be edited and has to be confirmed, so you have to press Enter on: item code, batch and quantity
WMS will fill all EAN128 parts (item code, batch code and quantity) but will not wait for confirmation one each part, and goes to the next picking line'
Read more in document Hand terminal setting "Focus to next field".
Usage of the Code
Identifier is optional. When you are using several types of barcodes in your
warehouse (like CODE39 and EAN128) then you may benefit from using Code
Identifier. When enabled, EAN128 recognition will only be activated when the
scanned barcode is actually an EAN128 barcode and not when a CODE39 barcode is
scanned. When enabled, the Code Identifier also has to enabled on the hand
terminals. Read more about Code Identifier in
E-WMS - Code Identifier
The setting "Use EAN128" has to be enabled for every
WMS functionality where you want to use EAN128 scanning, in menu System, WMS, Scanners, for example System,
WMS, Scanners, Sales Order fulfillment settings.
When using RF (wireless communication, ASP), these settings are read by WMS on the hand terminals when restarting
E-WMS. When using batch communication (cradle), you will have to export the settings to each hand terminal in
Send (batch communication), Send scanner settings.