Too much data to be encoded into a symbol

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Bruno Barral
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Too much data to be encoded into a symbol

Post by Bruno Barral » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:47 am


I am using VintaSoft Barcode .NET v9.1 to generate a MaxiCode included in a PDF document.
The program used to work well until today, when I got the following message :

Too much data to be encoded into a symbol.

Can you give me more information on this error message, and about what I can do to solve the problem ?

Thank you.

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Re: Too much data to be encoded into a symbol

Post by Alex » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:19 pm

Hello Bruno,

Overall information about MaxiCode barcode symbology can be found here: ... eType.html

MaxiCode barcode allows to encode data in different modes. Information about supported modes is available here: ... gMode.html

Single MaxiCode barcode in Mode4 allows to encode up to 93 text characters or up to 138 numeric characters.
Single MaxiCode barcode in Mode5 allows to encode up to 77 text characters.

Also you can use the structure append feature and combine 8 MaxiCode barcodes in a single MaxiCode barcode.
Here is an example that shows how to use Structure Append feature for distributing data message across several 2D barcodes: ... codes.html

Best regards, Alexander

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