Use with any application that can create and use *.CSV, *.TXT files.
Input to this utility is a text file (*.CSV, *.TXT). Output is another text file (*.CSV, *.TXT) with
a barcode field added - plus optional human readable code with check
Very simple / powerful for batch processing / data
processing. Can be automated using batch file or scripting, like so;
CiaDb2010.exe in.csv out.csv "E13-0.BA" 1 1
For example, in.csv is input file (you create
this from your existing system), out.csv is the results file,
"E13-0.BA" is the type of barcode you want (e.g. EAN13
with added check digit), 1 is the field to convert.
TIP: Use "E13-0.BHA" if you also
want an additional CSV field to show the human readable number with
correct check digit (i.e. calculate 13 digits from 12 digits).
IMPORTANT: Resulting barcodes can be stored in
any database field or spreadsheet (in the world) as output characters are safe
7-bit ASCII - with no international characters used, no control
codes used (we cleverly avoid using any character that could cause
problems). So the output is safe from being affected by; Unicode
translation issues, SQL collation / language setting issues, any
international code page issues, HTML encoding issues, email system
encoding issues, etc., etc.