Deutsche Post Identcode

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Deutsche Post Identcode

Deutsche Post Identcode is an implementation of the Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode symbology that is used by German Post for mail routing.

Also known as: DHL Identcode.

Data and Options

  • The data consists of a consecutive string of eleven or twelve digits consisting of:
    • Two-digit primary distribution centre identifier
    • Three-digit customer identifier
    • Six-digit mail piece identifier
    • One-digit check digit (may be omitted)
  • If eleven digits are supplied then the check digit is calculated automatically. Otherwise the provided check digit must be correct.


Identical symbols, input provided with an without a check digit:

Data:    563102430313
Options: includetext
Encoder: identcode
Data:    56310243031
Options: includetext
Encoder: identcode