Terry Burton edited this page Apr 15, 2018 · 12 revisions


SSCC-18 is an implementation of the GS1-128 barcode symbology with AI (00) that is typically used to encode an eighteen-digit shipping container serial number.

Also known as: EAN-18, NVE.

Standards: ISO/IEC 15417, ANSI/AIM BC4-1999 ISS, BS EN 799, GS1 General Specifications.

Data and Options

  • The data field input is provided in GS1 Application Identifier standard format and must be a solitary AI (00) with seventeen or eighteen digits of a Serial Shipping Container Code, i.e. (00)....
  • Arbitrary spacing may be placed between the digits to format the human readable text without interfering with the encoded data.
  • If seventeen digits of primary data are supplied then the check digit is calculated automatically. Otherwise the provided check digit will be verified.


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

Data:    (00)006141411234567890
Options: includetext
Encoder: sscc18
Data:    (00)00614141123456789
Options: includetext
Encoder: sscc18

Symbologies Reference

Point of Sale

GS1 DataBar

Supply Chain

Two-dimensional Symbols

One-dimensional Symbols

Postal Symbols

Pharmaceutical Symbols

Less-used Symbols

GS1 Composite Symbols

Raw Symbols

Partial Symbols

Clone this wiki locally
You can’t perform that action at this time.
You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session.
Press h to open a hovercard with more details.