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Disable Extended 3 of 9 bar code support in Kofax VRS Elite


QAID # 17591 Published

Question / Problem:

Is it possible to disable extended 3 of 9 bar code support in Kofax VRS Elite?

Answer / Solution:

Yes, an INI file can be created to disable the Extended 3 of 9 support:

  1. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Kofax\VRS
  2. Create a new text file called KBarMode.ini if it does not already exist.
  3. Open KBarMode.ini in a text editor such as Notepad
  4. Add the following lines:
    ; KBarMode.ini
    ; Purpose: Deactivate Extended Code 39 support.
  5. Save the changes to KBarMode.ini 
  6. Relaunch the VRS Test Application to run a test batch of bar codes.
NOTE: There will be no other indication that it has been deactivated other than the actual character set being returned, rather than the characters such as "%I" being translated to ">" according to the Extended 3 of 9 specifications.

Applies to: 

Product  Version  Category 
VRS 5.1 Bar Codes
VRS 5.1.1 Bar Codes
VRS 5.1.2 Bar Codes