Planet code

Planet code

Planet barcode is used by the United States Postal Service to identify and track pieces of mail during delivery – the Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique.
Planet symbols encode 12 or 14 digits only, where the last digit is a check digit, automatically calculated by Labeljoy. Therefore, only 11 or 13 digits can be entered.

Note: There is no human readable text displayed with this type of symbology.

Planet code 11 digits

Planet encoding 11 digits + check digit

Planet barcode 13 digits

Planet encoding 13 digits + check digit

Text concatenation:
When a Planet barcode element is generated by concatenating fields or counters, the following rules apply:

  • Digits only are allowed.
  • Only texts of 11 or 13 digits will be considered.

When a value not complying with the above rules is found, the barcode is not displayed.