We use cookies to provide you with the best experience and functionality on our website. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.   


Description of PDF417

PDF417 The PDF417 is a 2D barcode. It is based on stacked barcodes. The characters are coded in code words. A code word consists of 17 modules, which consist respectively of 4 strokes and 4 spaces.

The PDF417 is a very compact and flexible code with variable length. Up to 1108 bytes can be coded.

Error Correction Level:
PDF417 uses a differently strong error correction. It is used according to the code length. By use of less than 41 code words the Error Correction level 2 is used. From 41 to 160 code words ECL3 is used. From 161 to 320 code words ECL4 is used. From 321 code words ECL5 is used.

Example: PDF417 code with ECL2

Example: PDF417 code with ECL3

Example: PDF417 code with ECL4

Example: PDF417 code with ECL5


Technical data

Valid characters:
Length: variable (no fixed length)
Check digit: none
Type#: PDF417 - #36 - CODEPDF417
Info: This barcode types has no human readable text based on the specification. The ShowText property has no effect, when using one of this codes.

Search this site with Bing:
| Home | Shop | Download | E-Mail | Datenschutz | Imprint | Version 6.3.1 |
Web DesignszBubble
Web design Frank Horn

Frank HornActiveBarcode Generator
Web design
Copyright Frank Horn
Lars SchenkActiveBarcode Object
Web- & server component
Command line
Copyright Lars Schenk

All trademarks and product names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.