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12 digit upc codes

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12 digit upc codes that I am trying to enter into google merchant account to eventually begin PLA's are correct but for some reason "GTIN is not valid" error coming up. any ideas as to how to fix this?

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- check the gtin value in the data before being submitted;
some back-end systems or spreadsheets reformat or pad
such data -- the submitted value must be purely numeric.

 

some spreadsheets may require a (text) format applied to the gtin

column to retain all the digits in the re-saved .txt tab-delimited feed.

- the check-digit must be valid.

- the digits must be seen under the bar-code stamped at the factory --
for example, digits from multi-item packages are not allowed unless
the entire package is being sold.

- the data must be valid gtin from the manufacturer;
for example, restricted-ranges bulk-purchased gtin
or other bar-code digits are generally not allowed.

google does not require gtin unless the digits are valid global-trade-data,
assigned by the manufacturer, generally stamped on the package or item
at the factory as a gtin bar-code -- all merchants selling the same product
should be submitting the exact same gtin digits.

otherwise, forum-members cannot look into the submitted data or accounts --
we would normally need more specific information to offer specific suggestions.

otherwise, a support specialist may be contacted directly.

see also
http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/ean-upc