Data Matrix Overview

Data Matrix Barcode

Data Matrix is a 2D barcode consisting of black and white cells or dots arranged in sqaure or retangular pattern. The data size can be from a few bytes up to 1556 bytes

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device


Products that Support Data Matrix

(Enabled on D740, D745, D750, D755, D760, S740, S760 Socket Mobile barcode scanners)

Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



Data Matrix 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 Data Matrix by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable Data Matrix Barcode

Disable Data Matrix by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable Data Matrix Barcode

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

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage for Data Matrix?

A: Food Industry and Commercial Applications

Q: How to remove number of characters from a Data Matrix?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.