
How to translate a UPCE barcode to the full UPCA equivalent
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To translate a UPCE barcode back to the full UPCA number we need to know the 5digit
Manufacturer's Identification Number assigned by the Uniform Code Council. Scanners can
perform this translation automatically by analyzing the parity pattern of the bars... not
something one wants to do manually. Remember that only number system 0 can be used with
UPCE, so the full UPCA barcode will always begin with a 0. The method of translating
UPCE back to UPCA depends on the last 1, 2, or 3 digits of the Manufacturer's
Identification Number:
xx000, xx100, or xx200 The available range of item numbers is from 00000 to 00999. The digits in positions 3, 4,
and 5 of the UPCE symbol represent the final 3 digits of the item number; the digits in
positions 1, 2, and 6 represent the first 3 digits of the manufacturer's number. For
example, here are UPCE and UPCA codes for manufacturer number 12200, item number 00001:
xx300, xx400, xx500, xx600, xx700, xx800, or xx900 The available range of item numbers is from 00000 to 00099. The digits in positions 4 and
5 of the UPCE symbol represent the final 2 digits of the item number; the digits in
positions 1, 2, and 3 represent the first 3 digits of the manufacturer's number; the digit
in position 6 is always "3". For example, here are UPCE and UPCA codes for
manufacturer number 12400, item number 00001:
xxx10, xxx20, xxx30, xxx40, xxx50, xxx60, xxx70, xxx80, or xxx90 The available range of item numbers is from 00000 to 00009. The digit in positions 5 of
the UPCE symbol represents the final digit of the item number; the digits in positions 1,
2, 3, and 4 represent the first 4 digits of the manufacturer's number; the digit in
position 6 is always "4". For example, here are UPCE and UPCA codes for
manufacturer number 12450, item number 00001:
xxxx1, xxxx2, xxxx3, xxxx4, xxxx5, xxxx6, xxxx7, xxxx8, xxxx9 The available range of item numbers is from 00005 to 00009. The digit in position 6 of the
UPCE symbol represents the final digit of the item number; the digits in positions 15
contain the entire 5digit manufacturer's number. For example, here are UPCE and UPCA
codes for manufacturer number 12457, item number 00005:




