Any Barcode experts out there?

  powerless 03:52 21 Mar 2004
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So technically NOT a PC question but will help in the filling out of a form for an application I am using.

Is a barcode unique to the product that it is attached to?

In other words same barcode for the same product, even if there are hundread of thousands of them.

The product in question is a DVD.

  powerless 03:53 21 Mar 2004

Yes very dull thread.

  grabster 06:38 21 Mar 2004

i know nothing about barcodes but you may get your answer here click here
6.30 am and googling for barcodes,yeh i know...
;o)

  Megatyte 07:18 21 Mar 2004

As far as I'm aware, yes. The barcode, which the POS system is programmed with, ID's the product and the POS returns the details/price. I have a couple of readers which I've been messing about with (the old hand-held that they used to use in shops), and scanning different units of the same product all returned the same number.

AH

  justme 07:41 21 Mar 2004

I'm not 100% sure but I think that part of the barcode refers to the manufacturer and the rest is unique to the product.

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