Enter the data to encode in your bar code.
Dynamic Barcodes checks that the data you have entered is valid for your chosen Barcode Type. If it isn't, a warning / error will pop up.
When entering data to be encoded in GS1 bar codes, you can either enter Application Identifiers (AI) including the brackets, or you can enter the code without brackets, using FNC1 code at the end of each variable-length element in the data. While entering GS1 data, following remarks should be taken into account:
Do not add the mandatory FNC1 character at the beginning of the data. Dynamic Barcodes will add it automatically.
For GS1 bar codes intended for encoding AI (01) only, AI has to be omitted, i.e. don't enter '01' at the beginning. It doesn't matter if entered with or without brackets.
The Composite Component can be created using the same rules for using brackets and [F1]. It's not necessary to keep the same way of entering the Composite Component and the main code.
If you don't use brackets for entering AI, type [F1] at the end of each variable-length element in the data, to represent a FNC1 terminating character, except when the variable-length element is placed at the end of the whole code.
You don't need to type [F1] at the end of fixed-length elements.
Do not mix using [F1] as terminators of variable AI and entering brackets around the AI.
Dynamic Barcodes also checks the validity of the Application Identifiers you enter in the Code and / or in the Composite Component of GS1 bar codes.