GS1 DataBar Limited Overview

GS1 DataBar Limited Barcode

GS1 DataBar Limited 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 have GS1 DataBar Limited Enabled by Default

Products that Support GS1 DataBar Limited

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 Limited 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 GS1 DataBar Limited by scanning the barcode below*:

GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional Enable

Disable GS1 DataBar Limited 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 Limited?

A: Retail, supermarket

How to 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: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.