GS1 DataBar Limited

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GS1 DataBar Limited

GS1 DataBar Limited is fixed-length, linear barcode symbology that can be used to encode a GTIN-14 beginning with 0 or 1 for in-house applications.

Also known as: RSS Limited.


  • GS1 DataBar Limited Composite is a variant of GS1 DataBar Limited that should be used when a CC-A or CC-B GS1 composite 2D component is required.

Standards: ISO/IEC 24724, ITS Reduced Space Symbology (RSS), AIM ISS - Reduced Space Symbology (RSS), GS1 General Specifications.

Data and Options

  • The data field input is provided in GS1 Application Identifier standard format and must be a solitary AI (01) with thirteen or fourteen digits of a GTIN starting with 0 or 1, i.e. (01)0... or (01)1....
  • If thirteen digits of AI (01) data are supplied then the check digit is calculated automatically, otherwise the digits are encoded as supplied.
  • The linkage option signifies the presence of a GS1 composite 2D component.


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

Data:    (01)15012345678907
Encoder: databarlimited
Data:    (01)1501234567890
Encoder: databarlimited