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FAQ - Barcode data is too long for this barcode type on Dymo LabelWriter

5 CommentsFriday, 10 June 2016  |  Tech Support

Q) When I try to add an EAN13 barcode to my label it will only let me type in 12 numbers, if I type in 13 it says, "Barcode data is too long for this barcode type" - what is the problem?

A) EAN-13 barcodes are made up of 12 digits plus a single digit checksum, which the Dymo software calculates automatically.  If you are using pre-generated barcodes that already include the checksum, then simply leave out the last digit.  The Dymo Label Software will then add it back on.

Thursday, 1 December 2016  |  21:24

This is a very shortsided answer, it must be possible in professional products like DYMO to switch off that ridicule calculation or you must offer a tool that takes away or ignore automaticly the already present calculation bit. DYMO as sales organisation must shame itself for such a low interest answer.

Tech Support
Friday, 2 December 2016  |  8:47

Well don't tell us, there's nothing we can do about it, complain to Dymo!

Joanne Piper
Monday, 2 January 2017  |  15:07

I am frustrated with the same issue barcode does not fit and have been here hrs trying I took off the first number and still nothing is there an update?

Tuesday, 3 January 2017  |  9:54

Why would there be an update? As far as Dymo knows it's working as intended. If it's not then people need to report it to them, not to us - It's not our software, and Dymo don't read our blog, so moaning about it here is pointless.