How to create a barcode for a Category

Modified on Wed, 13 Jul 2022 at 01:58 PM

To create a barcode for an item, the Barcode attribute has to be added to the Category. 

  1. Open Labregister using the waffle menu when in Labfolder.
  2. Select the Category which you would like to add the Barcode attribute to.
  3. Click on OPTIONS > Category Attributes.

  1. Enter EDIT mode by the button at the top right.

  1. Click ADD ATTRIBUTE beneath the atrribute table.

  1. Choose the attribute type Barcode from the dropdown menu and type in the attribute name.
  2. Choose between the following barcode generation methods:
    1. By scanning or typing barcodes. - This option is for already implemented barcodes from your laboratory. With a checkmark, you can choose if this attribute is mandatory or not.
    2. By using Item ID. - Herewith you can use all the advantages of the auto-generated Item ID in combination with barcodes. Since these are automatically created based on the Item ID, there is no need to select that this is a required field.
  3. Choose a barcode type (Code 128  or  Data Matrix).
  4. Click on save to create your attribute.

  1. Click again on save to store the category.

Note: (1) For the attribute name only ASCII characters are supported. (2) The character limit is 80 for Code 128 and 2048 for Data Matrix respectively.

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