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by manoharchary - 5 years ago (2016-10-06)
I need category or product name related 12 digit upc code.
1. by Manuel Lemos - 5 years ago (2016-10-07) Reply
There are some APIs that can get the details of products given GTIN UPC codes, but they seem to be specific for certain countries.
Are you looking for a solution to work on a specific country?
2. by Christian Vigh - 5 years ago (2016-10-07) in reply to comment 1 by Manuel Lemos Comment
Well, it seems a little bit more complicated
UPC barcodes hold a 6-to-9 digits representing a company identifier that must be unique ; they are assigned by the GS1-US organization (you cannot create your own UPC barcode). Its a paid service with annual fees. The second part of a UPC barcode is a product identifier of 2 digits (for company ids having 9 digits) or 5 digits (for company ids having 6 digits). This product identifier can be freely assigned by the company itself ; this is their own, internal, product identifier.
So, to retrieve a product name from a UPC barcode, you would need to have access to the product catalog of the company itself.
3. by Manuel Lemos - 5 years ago (2016-10-07) in reply to comment 2 by Christian Vigh Comment
Right, what I mean is that there are sites that provide APIs for retrieving known UPC codes. Of course they do not cover all UPC codes used in the world.