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Calculates checksum for EAN barcodes.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Barcode 5.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Barcode.EANChecksum"; Text )   More


Parameter Description Example
Text The text with the numbers for the barcode.
Do use text and not number, where starting zeros would be skipped.


The checksum as text.


Calculates checksum for EAN barcodes.
For EAN 8, please use Barcode.UPCChecksum function.


Calculates check for EAN:

// returns 3 for 12 digit EAN:
MBS( "Barcode.EANChecksum"; "425098421626" )

Example result: 3

Calculates EAN checksum for ISBN 978-3-16-148410-0:

MBS( "Barcode.EANChecksum"; "978-3-16-148410")

Example result: "0"

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This function is free to use.

Created 26th January 2015, last changed 5th September 2019

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