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calculate the EAN ( barcode) check digit


ever made a program capable of showing barcodes ?
if you did than you`ve been there ,,, at the oficial EAN standards site,, than you would have seen how to calculate the check digit.
they hold the standard they publish that standard also on their website ,,,
http://www.ean-int.org/index800.html
i never found code in VB that calculates the check digit ,, so my conclusion is that it was hold for comercial reassons ( there are lots of controls out there for a lot of monney :-)
so i donate this M. Posseth code to the public and make it public domain ,,,
uhmmm votes would be apreciated :-)

Original Author: Michel Posseth

Inputs

13 digit EAN code ( manufacterer number , parts number )

Returns

14 digit EAN code ( calculates the check digit )

Code

Private Function CalcEanMetcontrole(ByVal EAN13Digit As String) As String
Dim Explodestring As String
Dim DigArray
Dim Digit As Variant
Dim factor As Integer
Dim Standin As Integer
Dim som As Integer
Dim CG As Integer
Explodestring = Left$(Replace(StrConv(EAN13Digit, vbUnicode), vbNullChar, _
        ","), Len(EAN13Digit) * 2 - 1)
  DigArray = Split(Explodestring, ",", -1, 1)
factor = 3
For Each Digit In DigArray
Standin = CInt(Digit)
som = som + (Standin * factor)
factor = 4 - factor
Next

If Right$(CStr(som), 1) = 0 Then
CG = 0
Else
CG = 10 - Right$(som, 1)
End If

CalcEanMetcontrole = Trim$(EAN13Digit & CStr(CG))
End Function

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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