Supported Data FormatsΒΆ

This pages gives a short overview of supported data formats that the Scandit Parser Library understands and links to further information.


HIBC is an industrial standard used in the medical space. HIBC data is encoded in Code 128, Code 39, Aztec, Data Matrix ECC200 or QR codes. HIBC data always starts with a + character.

Example Codes:

  • +HIBCMED121/$1728/S87V
  • +$A1234GU

For further details, take a look at the HIBC format docs.


The GS1 Application Identifier (AI) system defines a comprehensive set of numeric keys for compact data representation. GS1 AI data may be encoded in a large number of different barcode symbologies, including ITF, Code 128, DataBar, Data Matrix and QR.

Example Codes:

  • 1719060010SCANDIT123

For further details, take a look at the GS1 AI format docs.


The Driver License and Identification (DL/ID) Card Design Standard is used to produce driver licences in the USA and in Canda. Each card has a PDF417 code printed on it which encodes the personal data of the owner. It is designed and maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).

Example Codes:

  • @\n\x1e\rANSI 636000090002DL00410278ZV03190008DLDAQT64235789\nDCSSAMPLE\nDDEN\nDACMICH AEL\nDDFN\nDADJOHN\nDDGN\nDCUJR\nDCAD\nDCBK\nDCDPH\nDBD06062016\nDBB06061986\nDBA12102024\n DBC1\nDAU068 in\nDAYBRO\nDAG2300 WEST BROAD STREET\nDAIRICHMOND\nDAJVA\nDAK232690000 \nDCF 2424244747474786102204\nDCGUSA\nDCK123456789\nDDAF\nDDB06062008\nDDC06062009\nDDD1\rZVZVA01 \r

    Source: 2016 AAMVA DL/ID Card Design Standard,

For further details, take a look at the DL/ID format docs.