This article explains how to setup a master barcode.

Before using barcode scanning within the WMS, each item must reference a master barcode number. The barcode number is not the item number and must be allocated to a Custom Field or User Defined Field #1 (UDF#1).

Detail Steps

To set the required field for the item master barcode, use Options ➡ Preference ➡ User Fields and choose the name of field needed - in this example, we will use UDF#1. 

  1. To change preferences, log in as the Superuser.

  2. Go to OptionsPreferences, select the UserFields tab below, and set the field name as “Barcode.”

  3. Next Select the Barcodes Tab 

  4. Change the Barcode Field to UDF#1

  5. Select Record Preferences (bottom right corner of Preferences) to Save

Related Information

The Barcode preference tab identifies other settings relating to Barcode types, defaults, hardware settings, and other specific barcode workflow actions.

Please get in touch with your local Datapel Consultant before changing these settings.

The following options are available to update master barcodes: 

  • If your Barcode Field setting uses Custom Field#1,2, or 3, you will need to setup the master barcode in your Accounting Company file first and replicate your workspace.

These can be updated in bulk using File import/export items.

For more information on barcodes and barcode standards, visit:

Putting a scanner thru a USB hub is NOT recommended.
Datapel recommends using a Power Supply connected to the base station to assist the change of the cordless scanner.