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  • John EllisJohn Ellis
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      Hi:

      How do you modify the Sample Item Label report to generate UPC 128 Codes instead of QR Codes?

      Thanks!

      John

      Insight WorksErik Garstad
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        Hi John,

        Are you referring to the item label that prints from WMS Express when receiving? That label is report 23045000 – WMS Express Item Barcode Label, and it generates a 2D Data Matrix barcode. If you want to generate a 1D linear barcode instead then you will need to modify the report code. If you install our free Barcode Generator app you can leverage the various barcode generation procedures to do so. Documentation can be found here: Advanced Barcode Generation – Insight Works Knowledge Base (dmsiworks.com).

        Business Central Cloud also now supports adding barcodes to reports natively if you prefer to use that approach: Adding barcodes to reports – Business Central | Microsoft Learn

        I would suggest using our stock report as a starting point for your modifications. That way all you will need to do is modify the barcode generation procedure in the report. We don’t currently have the source code for this specific report published online so I will send you a direct email to download it.

        When your custom report is ready, you’ll need to configure the Report Selection – Insight Works  in Business Central to print it instead of the stock report.

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        John EllisJohn Ellis
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          Hi Erik:

          Conducting the programming for the Barcode Generator appears to be much easier than for “regular” Business Central.

          From the article on Barcode Generator that you pointed me to, though, the following is stated:

          These may be used in your reports and can be deployed as a per tenant extension to your or your client’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central environment.

          Which “reports” is this statement referring to?

          Secondly, is it possible to switch from the use of 2-D or 1-D bar coding, for the same item, in case business partners have either code for the same item?

          Thanks!

          John

          John EllisJohn Ellis
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            Or, if the scanners can indeed use QR (2-D) codes, do you need to be concerned about UPC (1-D) codes?

            John

            Insight WorksErik Garstad
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              Hi John,

              Q: Which “reports” is this statement referring to?

              A: That statement is referring to any Business Central report. You can use the barcode generation procedures to add barcodes to any report you like.

               

              Q: Secondly, is it possible to switch from the use of 2-D or 1-D bar coding, for the same item, in case business partners have either code for the same item?

              A: Yes, all that matters is that the scanner can decode the type of barcode being used. WMS Express itself doesn’t know what type of barcode was scanned. The scanner decoding engine (Datalogic, Honeywell, Zebra etc.) decodes and parses the barcode, then sends the barcode contents to WMS Express as plain text. So all WMS Express cares about is the contents of the barcode, not the type (aka symbology) of the barcode. I’d encourage you to review the FAQ section towards the bottom of this page for more information (the page is for Warehouse Insight but the same logic applies in WMS Express): Warehouse Insight WMS for Business Central – Updated March 2023 (dmsiworks.com)

               

              Q: Or, if the scanners can indeed use QR (2-D) codes, do you need to be concerned about UPC (1-D) codes?

              A: As above, WMS Express doesn’t care about the type of barcode you scan. All that matters is that the scanner can decode it.

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              John EllisJohn Ellis
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                Hi Erik:

                WMS Express’s Sample Bar Codes document is what I have been using to scan QR codes into WMS Express for Warehouse Receipts and Warehouse Picks.

                Are the QR codes on this report already cross-referenced with the items in inventory?

                Do I need to use these same Barcode Generation procedure in order to add UPC codes to this report?

                Thanks!

                John

                Insight WorksErik Garstad
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                  Hi John,

                  If you’re referring to the WMS Express Item Barcode Label (report 23045000), that report has a 2D Data Matrix barcode that contains the Business Central Item No.

                  If you want to use a 1D barcode instead, you would need to modify the report code to use one of the 1D barcode generation procedures instead of the default 2D barcode generation procedure.

                  John EllisJohn Ellis
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                    Hi:

                    Is it possible to have both 1-D and 2-D codes on the WMS Express Item Barcode Label report, at the same time?

                    Thanks!

                    John

                    Insight WorksErik Garstad
                      Post count: 19

                      Hi John,

                      Yes, the type of barcode (aka symbology) is determined by which AL procedure(s) you use for the barcode generation in the report. You can use multiple procedures for different barcode symbologies in the report if you like.

                      John EllisJohn Ellis
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                        Hi Erik:

                        Would you please send me the .al code and .rdlc file for Report 23045000 – WMS Express Item Barcode Label?

                        My developer needs this, in order to add UPC codes to it.

                        This report is not in the folder of Sample Bar Codes provided with Barcode Generator.  I did not realize that, at first.

                        Thank you!

                        John

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