The UPC code is a 12-digit number appearing
underneath a barcode on commercial products in the US and Canada. The 1st
and 12th digits are smaller and appear on either end of the barcode; the
2nd through 11th are divided into two groups of five underneath the
The UPC code is entered in the 024 field without any spaces.
first indicator = 1
second indicator = blank
| The first 6 of
these digits is the manufacturer's code.
The next 5 digits are the product code.
The last digit is a check digit.
UPC code under a barcode
|Input all 12 digits
in the 024 field, with 1st indicator "1":
024 1_ 028943083239
|Don't confuse a 13-digit International (formerly European) Article Number (EAN) with an UPC. The EAN, international standard corresponding to the UPC, looks very much like a UPC code, except for the extra digits.||
EAN code under a barcode
| Enter the EAN without hyphens
or spaces in the 024 field, with 1st indicator "3":
024 3_ 4901234567894