Data Length and Content

The Data Content of barcodes is comprised of several types of characters, organized into contiguous segments of a particular character type.


Barcode specifications take advantage of both aspects to reduce the barcode size for certain character types, as follow:


Barcode specifications also favor homogeneous data pattern.  For example 100 digits followed by 100 letters require much less space than random mix of 100 digits and 100 letters.


In the most general terms, the size of barcode is determined by:


When the barcode will be used with variable data supplied at runtime to the Barcode For Documents Engine,  the design should take in account both the potential data length as well as the data content.   


Recommended Data usage practices: