Is it possible to "mask" or skip characters in multiple locations of a barcode?

Does 123 Scan Configuration Utility have the capability to hide hyphens and drop one character?  For example we are scanning a barcode which has data in this format: UFR8-0071-465U

The database that we are scanning into will accept the code above if the first hyphen is removed and the U is removed.  The database entry post scan should look like this: UFR80071-465

 

My first attempt was:

  1. Scan all symbologies (I don't know the barcode type)
  2. Scan 14 characters
  3. Locate 5th Character and replace.

 

I couldn't get past that.  I returned unwanted results.  My next thought was to try the skip feature but I have not been able to master that either.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

 

Rick

Tsu Beng Tan
Hi Rick,If your condition as

Hi Rick,

If your condition as below:

1)Always the 1st hypen to be removed.

2)Always the last character need to be removed.

Then, I would suggest you to try below:

1)For 1st Hypen- Apply to First pattern and replace:

2)Send to End & Send Backspace for remove the last character:

After above rules, you could perform skip to start and send all remaining.

I haven't test this out yet but hope this helps.

Thanks.
Tsu Beng

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Rick Moore
Thank you for your assistance

Thank you for your assistance TsuBeng.  I found your method to be 99% of what I was attempting to do.  I implemented the steps as you suggested, or at least I think I did.  I then printed the bar codes for scanner programming.  Upon testing, the first hyphen was skipped as requested, Thank you.  However, the final product leaves the U remaining even though the Backspace was entered.

Do you have any suggestions?  Thank you again.

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Hi Rick,No problem, I am glad

Hi Rick,

No problem, I am glad to help you out.

I think need to make some changes as below:

1)For 1st Hypen- Apply to First pattern and replace.

2)skip to start and send all remaining.

3)Then Send Backspace for removing the last character:

There will be another workaround if your barcode length is constant(14 character).
You can try below:

1)For 1st Hypen- Apply to First pattern and replace.

2)skip to start and send next 12:

Hope this time does success.
Tsu Beng

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This worked this morning

This worked this morning after I implemented the change!  Thank you Tsu Beng.

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