^BM
^BM

^BM

The
^BM
command is a pulse-width modulated, continuous, non-self- checking symbology. It is a variant of the Plessey bar code (
^BP
).

MSI Bar Code

Each character in the MSI bar code is composed of eight elements: four bars and four adjacent spaces.
  • ^BM
    supports a print ratio of 2.0:1 to 3.0:1.
  • For the bar code to be valid, field data (
    ^FD
    ) is limited to 1 to 14 digits when parameter
    e
    is
    B
    ,
    C
    , or
    D
    .
    ^FD
    is limited to 1 to 13 digits when parameter
    e
    is
    A
    , plus a quiet zone.
If additional information about this bar code is required, go to www.aimglobal.org.
Format:
^BMo,e,h,f,g,e2
Parameters
Details
o =
orientation
Values:
N =
normal
R =
rotated 90 degrees (clockwise)
I =
inverted 180 degrees
B =
read from bottom up, 270 degrees
Default:
current
^FW
value
e =
check digit selection
Values:
A =
no check digits
B =
1 Mod 10
C =
2 Mod 10
D =
1 Mod 11 and 1 Mod 10
Default:
B
h =
bar code height (in dots)
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
value set by
^BY
f =
print interpretation line
Values:
N =
no
Y =
yes
Default:
Y
g =
print interpretation line above code
Values:
N =
no
Y =
yes
Default:
N
e2 =
inserts check digit into the interpretation line
Values:
N =
no
Y =
yes
Default:
N
Example:
This is an example of a MSI bar code: