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2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

Daniel Ubeda
Frequent Advisor

2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

I need a shareware software barcode labels.My library scan the 20 slots and have a problems with exchanger.
The solution is labeling the DLTs but we can't buy this soft.
Someone have the link to a site with a shareware soft ??
Thanks
Daniel
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David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

You can try printing barcodes, but your success may be limited. The code 39 spec used on tape barcodes is very tight with regard to line thickness and whitespace. The results may be dependent on the quality and resolution of your printer.

You can buy pre-written labels (in a specified number sequence) from vendors like Lowry and EDP/Colorflex.

Here are a few links on bar code labels:

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/information_storage/support_doc/lpg70286.html

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg70001&locale=en_US&docId=41333

Note: Most vendors make both LTO and DLT labels, so shop around.
The journey IS the reward.
Donald Kok
Respected Contributor

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

Hi,
I print barcode labels with Coreldraw (version 8, but I bet other versions do it also). Coreldraw has an barcode wizard. It is not shareware though.

I discovered the following 'rules' in order to get succes:

use barcode font: Code 39
maximum chars: 8
display asterisks: yes
negate spaces: yes

This way you can use 8 chars excluding spaces.

It also took me some time to find out that cleaning tapes names should start with the characters CLN

Hope this helps

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Frederic Bret
Occasional Advisor

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

Hi Daniel,

You can try this shell script, it worked very well for years on labels for my DLT library. It generates a .ps file that you just have to print or send directly on a printer.

Fred
Daniel Ubeda
Frequent Advisor

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

Thanks I try with yours help
Daniel
Jason Smith_5
Occasional Visitor

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

I wrote some perl code to generate a postscript file of barcode labels. Download it at http://www.sketchy.net/dlt_barcode.pl.
It is web-based but you can download the script and run it on the command-line.

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

For Frederic's ksh script and the SureStore E 2/20 (Galactica ;) ) you will need to edit this line

printf "(%d) (%2s%04d) label\n" $n $tag $i >> $temp

to be

printf "(%d) (%2s%03d) label\n" $n $tag $i >> $temp

Change the (%2s%04d) to being (%2s%03d) . The Galactica was truncating the last digit, so all of the tapes were listed as "DLT000" and "DLT001" , which OmniBack did not like as well...

This is an awesome script might I add. :)

Re: 2/20 Library DLT8000 barcode software

For Frederic's ksh script and the SureStore E 2/20 (Galactica ;) ) you will need to edit this line

printf "(%d) (%2s%04d) label\n" $n $tag $i >> $temp

to be

printf "(%d) (%2s%03d) label\n" $n $tag $i >> $temp

Change the (%2s%04d) to being (%2s%03d) . The Galactica was truncating the last digit, so all of the tapes were listed as "DLT000" and "DLT001" , which OmniBack did not like as well...

This is an awesome script might I add. :)