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Barcodes with letters
Trouble scanning item barcodes? Trouble with NRE or Millennium understanding
the barcode? Can't find the record using the barcode?
Some barcodes include alphabetic characters, or letters, as well as numbers. The letters should always be upper case to work in NRE and Millennium.
You may be scanning a barcode to either (a) store it in NRE or Millennium, or (b) search for the number.
If you can't find the number, or the record, it could be because the barcode didn't get scanned, or because the data was stored incorrectly.
To be sure that the barcode will be searchable, the barcode scanner must read and send letters as upper case.
Is it really always uppercase? But then again ... there is evidence that lowercase has been entered, stored, and may be searchable in some cases. The bottom line: it seems to matter, and these tips could help you sort out a problem you're having at your site, or receive someone else's materials that have a different barcode pattern.
The bottom line: recommendation is to use Uppercase when Shipping.