UPC (Universal Product Code) is a numeric symbology used in retail applications. UPC has two variations, an 11 digit UPC Type A barcode and 6 digit UPC Type E barcode. A check digit is automatically calculated by the barcode generation software in both UPC variations for a total of 12 digits on a UPC-A barcode and 8 digits on a UPC-E barcode. There are scenarios where it is necessary to receive a UPC-A barcode.
How to convert a UPC-E barcode
The UPC-E bar code can be converted to a UPC-A bar code by scanning the configuration bar code available for download at the bottom of this page. The document also contains a scan code to revert back to UPC-E.
- Download the .ZIP file below.
- Extract the page from the archive.
- Print then scan using the NX9 scanner.