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PZN

PZN is a discrete, fixed length, self-checking barcode symbology used for pharmaceutical products in Germany.

Also known as: Pharmazentralnummer.

Variants:

  • PZN-7.
  • PZN-8.

Data and Options

  • For the default PZN7 encoding, the data field must contain six digits or seven digits.
  • The pzn8 option specifies that a PZN8 symbol is required, in which case the data field must contain seven digits or eight digits.
  • The mandatory check digit is calculated automatically if not provided.
  • Note: by definition, not all six-digit or seven-digit number sequences are valid inputs.

Examples

Identical PZN7 symbols, input provided with and without a check digit:

0 0 moveto (1234562) (includetext)
/pzn /uk.co.terryburton.bwipp findresource exec
0 0 moveto (123456) (includetext)
/pzn /uk.co.terryburton.bwipp findresource exec

Identical PZN8 symbols, input provided with and without a check digit:

0 0 moveto (0275808) (pzn8 includetext)
/pzn /uk.co.terryburton.bwipp findresource exec
0 0 moveto (02758089) (pzn8 includetext)
/pzn /uk.co.terryburton.bwipp findresource exec

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