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#42252 - 02/11/13 03:08 PM IMB Problem
Nancy77 Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 1
When I input all the information from my database I am getting an error, and the Intelligent Mail Barcode is not appearing. The error is: "Barcode 3: Wrong character 'A' at position1!"

I use Smartmailer to process and presort my address lists. I export the list to a Excel file and use that as the database in PrintShop Mail.

I have noticed that there is no "Barcode ID" field in my database. The only thing close is a field named "appid". The rest of the fields are the same. The image I linked to below is a screenshot of what happens when I use the expression editor and input the information.


#42253 - 02/11/13 03:17 PM Re: IMB Problem [Re: Nancy77]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal

The names of the fields don't matter, it's their content that will determine if it's valid information or not. In this case, "appid" seems correct, as it's supposed to be a two digits ID, and this is precisely what it is.

The error you mention is most likely an attempt to use "ps_imbcd" as part of the ONECODE function. The way PrintShop Mail works, it expects multiple numeric digits as parameters, and once you have entered them all, it will use those to generate a string of letters. However, attempting to use a field that is already a string of letters will not work, because it will try to convert it to a letter string, which it can't so since it's already converted.

So what you did on the screenshot looks good, all that's left is to apply the PSMOneCode font to it. Alternatively, since you are on version 7, you could use the Barcode Object instead. It will automatically draw the barcode and will not require a font, so if you don't have the font, I would recommend that you use this instead.

Hope that helps!

Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre