GS1 DataBar (Formerly RSS) Overview

GS1 DataBar Barcode

All GS1 DataBar barcode is a family of symbols in the GS1 DataBar Coupon- Omnidirectional, Expanded and Limited. They all encode Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) in a 14-digit data structure and this symbol is 50% smaller than EAN/UPC.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device


Products that Support GS1 DataBar

(Enabled on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners by default except D750)

Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



GS1 DataBar is supported by default on all Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable the GS1 DataBar by scanning the barcode below*:

GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional Enable

Disable the GS1 DataBar by scanning the barcode below*:

GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional Disable

See the full programming guide for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: What is the typical usage of GS1 DataBar usage

A: Retail, supermarket

Q: How read the GTIN only?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: How to read the AIM ID?

A: Scan the barcode below to enable AIM ID. (For D730 and S730 click the barcode, print and scan)

Note: scanner will not beep when scanning this barcode.

Enable AIM Code ID

Q: Do you need help creating this barcode?

A: Socket Mobile recommends this free barcode generator: Opens new site (this is specific to their type of barcode)

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.