Codabar Overview


Codabar is a linear barcode symbology developed in 1972 by Pitney BowesCorp. It and its variants are also known as Codeabar, Ames Code, NW-7, Monarch, Code 2 of 7, Rationalized Codabar, ANSI/AIM BC3-1995 or USD-4. Codabar was designed to be accurately read even when printed on dot-matrix printers for multi-part forms such as FedEx airbills and blood bankforms, where variants are still in use as of 2007.

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Supported Host Device


Supported Business Application:


Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mpbile's Capture SDK.


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Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK




Codabar symbology is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable Codabar Symbology*:

To enable the Codabar symbology scan the barcode below:

Enable GS1-128 Barcode

Disable Codabar Symbology*:

To disable the Codabar symbology scan the barcode below:

Disable GS1-128 Barcode

See the full programming guide for more info and troublshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programmign guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ


Q: What is the typical usage for Codabar?

A: Logistics

 Group separators are non-printable characters. By default, your barcode scanner cannot read them. How to replace the group separator <gs> with an ASCII character?

A: App coming soon, please contact

Q: How to read the AIM ID?

A: App coming soon, please contact

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Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: