Databar Coupon Glossary
We have created two complimentary utilities to both Decode & Encode the Databar Coupon information:
The Glossary below provides explanation for each relevant field.
Application Identifier: The Application Identifier (AI) prefix code denotes the meaning of the data encoded within a bar code. For the DataBar the appropriate AI is 8110.
In our ENCODER PAGE, this field has been completed automatically and cannot be changed.
Primary Company Prefix: A GS1 Company Prefix is a globally unique number that identifies a company. In the DataBar, the Funder is the entity who will be billed for the offer during the clearing process. This is typically the manufacturer of the offered product. In the event of joint effort coupons, the participating companies must determine which Company Prefix will be used.
Offer Code: This must be a 6 digit number that will identify your discount offer. This number is often provided by a clearing house, however if there is no clearing house involved, this number can be created internally.
Save Value: The Save Value field encodes your discount offer. It must be encoded without decimals. Two decimal places are already assumed. E.g – A discount for $1.99 should be encoded simply as 199. In the past for UPC based coupons, Save Values were only limited to 2 digits from a pre-assigned table. The GS1 Databar Coupon does not use this table and the actual value is to be entered (without decimal point).
Primary Purchase Requirement: This field is asking how many items must be purchased or present at the cash register in order to qualify for the discount offer. E.g – With a buy 1 get 1 free offer, the customer must have 2 items present at the cash register, therefore the primary purchase requirement would be 2.
Primary Purchase Req. Code: This indicates the type of value involved in the offer, whether its number of units, percent of transaction, kilograms or pounds. The most common value is Number of Units.
Primary Purchase Family Code: This must be a 3 digit number that will serve to identify all of the products involved in this coupon offer. This number is often provided by a clearing house, however if there is no clearing house involved, this number can be created internally.
Expiry Date: This optional field encodes the date the offer on the coupon expires. This date is to be entered in the format: YYMMDD.
Start Date: This optional field encodes the date the offer on the coupon begins. This date is to be entered in the formt: YYMMDD.
Serial Number: A unique serial number can be added to dynamically printed databar coupons. The serial number can sometimes reflect individual households or geographic areas. This field is not normally used on traditionally printed coupons and inserts.
Retailer Company Prefix/GLN: The company prefix should be submitted if the coupon offer is being created by a store, rather than a manufacturer.
Don’t Multiply Flag: The multiply flag allows you to limit the discount offer to one use per coupon or allow it to be re-used.
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Note: The interim coupon format is provide as a single file which includes the UPC/EAN and GS1 Databar symbols.
Our application was certified by GS1 US in 2005 and is the only solution to receive such certification to provide digital barcode artwork.