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Barcode in Shoper 9

December 2009

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Objectives
Need for Barcode in business Shoper 9 support in creating and printing of barcodes o Design labels for Thermal and Standard Printers o Design layout for Standard Printers o Printing of Labels

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Barcode
A set of machine-readable parallel bars varying in width, height or spacing. Encodes information according to a symbology. Provides accurate data. Scanning the barcode makes data entry faster. Manual entry error can be avoided.

Helps in quick billing, stock taking, physical stock verification, etc.

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Need for Designing and Printing Barcodes


No barcode exists Additional business specific barcodes required o Logo specific o Price change o Size specific

o Additional product information

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Barcode in Shoper 9
Why use Barcode in Shoper 9 ? Features

o Customer/ Printer specific label and layout design


Label content Item information, Image, Date, etc. o Flexibility to configure Font Label size and Number of labels in a row/ page For any stationery o Convenient Barcodes for cartons o Affordable Use existing/ any printer
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Options available
Design Labels for Barcode Printers Design Labels for Standard Printers Design Layout for Standard Printers Print Labels

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Design Labels for Barcode Printers


(Interface script files for Thermal Printers) Create a basic template for barcode printing and

specify the parameters to be considered while


generating a barcode The design is done collectively by Shoper support personnel, retailer and printer vendor The base script files required to print the barcode labels are supplied by the barcode vendor in .txt file format Make the required changes to it and save the settings

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Designing Labels for Thermal Printers


To design o In POS: Stock > Barcode > Print Labels o In HO: Merchandise > Barcode > Print Labels

Import/ Load the Script file

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Designing Labels for Thermal Printers


Map the Fields o Create an interface between Shoper 9 and the script file with field values captured in Shoper 9

A barcode tag can contain field values of type String, Integer and Text

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Barcode Content and Configuration


String values o Stock number o o . .

o Product description

Capture o The position and o The length of the string to be printed

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Barcode Content and Configuration


Integer values o Rate o o . .

o Tax rate

Capture
o The position o the length of the Integer and o the number of decimals to be printed

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Designing Labels for Thermal Printers


Text values o Showroom name o o . .

o Address

Capture
o The position o The length and number of digits and o Value of the Text Save the settings made to the barcode script as a .txt file
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Designing Labels for Standard Printers


Barcode labels can be designed to contain various fields, fonts, image, etc., and printed using laser, inkjet or dot-matrix printers

The format and the content of the barcode of the existing inkjet printers can
also be used

To design o In POS: Stock > Barcode > Designing Labels for Standard Printers o In HO: Merchandise > Barcode > Designing Labels for Standard Printers

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Label Designer
The options available for designing a label: o Open option to open a .btf file o Save Save the label design o Save As Save the label design with other name o Format Bold, Italic, Underline, Strike, Font colour, Background colour, Format Date Font name, Font size, Top position, Left position, width and height

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Label Designer
Label Parameters o Unit of measurement can be defined in terms of Milli Meters, Centi meters and Inches o Unit of measurement to decide the height and the width of the label o Apply Label Settings

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Label Designer
Select Fields o Select the label content Constant Text Barcode Label Value captured in Shoper 9

Image

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Label Designer
Field Parameters o To configure the parameters based on the label content o The field parameter group varies depending upon the field type selected

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Label Designer
Apply Field Settings o Apply the field configurations to the respective field in the label Place the required fields and their values in the barcode label panel

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Label Designer
Delete Allows user to delete a field from a label

Clear All Clear the content of the


label Exit Exit the label the designer

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Constant Text
o Showroom Name o o . .

o A message To configure

o Select Constant Text in


Select Fields o Click to place/ add multiple constant text in a single label

o Enter the constant text label


(to be printed on the label)

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Barcode Label
To Configure o Select Barcode Label as the

Selected Fields
o Click to place/ add multiple constant text in a single label o Select the Symbology (to be

printer on the label)


o Select the Stock No as the Barcode Content o Enter the Sample Text

Note: The mapping between messages and barcodes is called a Symbology

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Fields from item master table


(Values captured in Shoper 9) o Item Description

o
o

.
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o Mfg Date To Configure o Select Stock Number in Select Fields o Click to place/ add multiple constant text in a single label o Enter the Sample Text (example, the stock number) o Apply Field Settings

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Image
o Company Logo o o . .

o Pictorial message To configure image

o Select Images as Select


Fields o Select the path where the image is available Note: The position of various values in the label panel can be moved with cursor pointer Save the label design as a .btf file
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Designing Layout for Standard Printers


The design layout is used to configure o Page size o page format o pitch settings o number of rows and columns o number of labels in a page The settings made in the design layout is as per customer requirement and type of stationery To design o In POS: Stock > Barcode > Design Layout for Standard Printers o In HO: Merchandise > Barcode > Design Layout for Standard Printers

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Layout Designer
Load the label design file o The details of the label design is displayed Select Label Design Preview

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Layout Designer
Enter page settings Select Layout Design Preview

Save Barcode Layout Designer File as a .blf file


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Print Barcode Labels


To print o In POS: Stock > Barcode > Print Labels o In HO: Merchandise > Barcode > Print Labels Load script file name Based on the printer, select the script file o For Thermal printers, select .txt file and enter/ select the values where ever the fields are blank o For Standard printers, select .blf file

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Printing Tag/ Labels


The values from the script file populate the Tag Printing screen

Use any of the selection listed under Options and choose the appropriate settings

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Printing Tag/ Labels


Use Manual Selection o to print barcode tags for the

item masters created


o to print barcode tags for the selected stock numbers

Use Against Purchase (PT File)


to print barcode tags for the items received from vendor/ warehouse and PT file is available for the items received

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Printing Tag/ Labels


Use Against Transaction to print barcode tags for the items

which are transacted in Shoper 9


like Sales Bill, Transfer In/Out, Sales Order, etc. Use Against Purchase Order o To print and use the barcode tags for items received o To print barcode tags against a purchase order and send the same to the vendor along

with the purchase order. This


will help the vendor in attaching the barcodes to the goods at delivery.
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Printing Tag/ Labels


Use Against Masters to print the barcode tags for the items

created during selected date


range and data. Use Against Direct Scan to print barcode tags for identical items received from a vendor without barcode tags. Scan or enter the stock number for printing the barcode tags.

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Print Barcode Labels


Standard Printers o By default, the output and port is selected

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Print Barcode Labels


Thermal Printers Select File as the Output to By default, the output is saved in Out folder as Manualbar.seq You can also browse and select a specific existing file Create a batch file in the Out directory to print the saved file o Open Notepad o Enter Type Manualbar.seq > prn o Save the file as .bat in the Out folder

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Printing Tag/ Labels


Edit the number of tags/ labels to print as per business requirement Print the barcode labels Note: For Thermal Printers, double click the .bat file after all the settings and executing Print

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Print Labels

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Barcode in Shoper 9

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