Does E-WMS support
QR or other 2D bar codes?
Basically: yes - but it depends on the
content of that barcode, since the content of such barcodes is not
Also, your hand terminal (hardware) must be able to recognize
these bar codes - a specific type of scan head is required.
Different types of bar codes can be used in a warehouse, for identification
of stock (items), or of a warehouse location.
Commonly used bar code types are CODE39, CODE128 and EAN13 for bar codes
containing single parts of information, like a warehouse location or item code.
Bar code standards like EAN128 (GS1-128) and HIBC allow for coding several parts of
data combined in one bar code, which makes of course the scanning process much
To understand what bar codes can be supported by E-WMS, it is imported to
understand that these requirements are related to:
A bar code is a kind of language, to make data readable for (mobile)
computers with a scanning device. This can be a hand terminal running E-WMS,
but you can also test a bar code in Mobile WordPad.
The scan head in a hand terminal translates the bar code into
text, which is then given to the current application running on the hand
terminal (like copy and pasting a text in Windows).
An application like E-WMS does NOT translate the bar code into text, that
translation is done by the hardware.
A bar code consists of two parts:
This means that following requirements apply for supported bar codes in a
warehouse, when using E-WMS:
The content must also meet the Exact Globe Next requirements. For
example, a serial- or batch number has a maximum length of 20 characters
Any custom combination of multiple data parts (other than above mentioned E-WMS
support for EAN128, HIBC or E-WMS scanning combination) is not supported.
E-WMS support of QR or 2D/Datamatrix bar codes depends on: