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Is There a Seeded Utility To Handle / Include Data Field Identifiers (DFI characters) ? (Doc ID 2072376.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Warehouse Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Oracle Inventory Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Data Field Identifiers (DFI) identify the type of data embedded within a barcode. A DFI consists of one to three characters pre-appended to the data that is encoded in the barcode. For instance, a DFI for Part Number might be P+. If the encoded part number AS54888, then the barcode would encode the value P+AS54888 to indicate that the barcode is for Part Number AS54888.

Oracle Mobile Applications provides DFI support for recognition of barcodes that contain DFIs as well as out-of-order scanning. Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications recognizes a DFI included in a barcode and validates that DFI with the field in which the value is being scanned. Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications also supports Out-of-Order scanning through DFIs. If a field is scanned containing a DFI that corresponds to a field other than the field that the cursor is currently on, the value of that barcode will be entered into the appropriate field.

For more information on Oracle DFI Functionality, Please refer to Oracle Warehouse Management Implementation Guide

This note explains how to introduce and identify DFI characters for the Mobile fields. 

Example: DFI Character for Item field of Barcode type, Quantity Field (=> prefix correct DFI Characters in the actual value of the field) appearing on the custom XML Publisher report.
Here are the fields which could have DFI characters:

Receipt Quantity
Item Number
ASN/Shipment Number
PO Number
Move Order Number
Move Order Line Number


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