Encode leading zeros with Label Software
When connecting to a data source using the Barcode Label Software, the field in the data source that contains the leading zeros must be formatted as text. When importing from a CSV file, quotes must be placed around numbers to have them treated as text; for example: “000128”.
If it is necessary to have a barcode with leading zeros applied as a prefix, the following should work:
- First, right click on the barcode itself and select Properties.
- Select the Value tab and modify using the Global Append Values.
Below is a screen shot for the following settings:
- Click on OK to return to the label layout.
NOTE: If the barcode requires 5 leading zeros to start, but only 4 by the end of the data run, it will have to be changed manually as the settings will not automatically account for the extra digit as the label increments.