Written by Scott FairFriday, 01 February 2013 15:57
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We get this question all the time.
If I scan a barcode into the program, is there a way to have it download all of the product information into my software.
The answer is no.
Now, the reason behind the answer.
A barcode, or UPC, is a number. It is an item number that the manufacturer has given an item.
The same item, coming from different suppliers, may have different barcode numbers. And when a barcode scanner reads that code, it is the same as going to your keyboard and typing the number in, just a lot faster.
In order to have an information download capability, all of the barcodes ever produced would have to be stored in a single online database. That would require every manufacturer to register with them, and upload all of their product information into that database.
Some products do not have a UPC code, which is why the software allows you to create your own and print the tags.
I hope this has helped to explain why auto-downloading the product information is not available at this time.
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