Jarvis Pizzeria: EAN / GTIN code validation in DMN Service by Marcel van de Glind

Iimagen this blog we describe the implementation of an EAN / GTIN code validator in een Decision Model Service.

As a Pizzeria that wants to treat the customer like a king, we think it is very important that we can always serve the customer with our full range of pizzas.

For this it is necessary that we have a good stock management policy. Every pizza we make must be processed accurately in the system. To simplify this processing, we provide each pizza box with an EAN barcode that needs to be scanned for stock management.

In this blog we describe a Decision Model that can be used to validate the scanned / entered EAN codes.

The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate that it is fairly easy to implement such an algorithm in a Decision Model.

What is EAN / GTIN?

From wikipedia: EAN also known as European Article Number or EAN) is a standard describing a barcode symbology and numbering system used in global trade to identify a specific retail product type, in a specific packaging configuration, from a specific manufacturer. The standard has been subsumed in the Global Trade Item Number standard from the GS1 organization; the same numbers can be referred to as GTINs and can be encoded in other barcode symbologies defined by GS1.

The most commonly used EAN standard is the thirteen-digit EAN-13.

And from the https://www.gs1.org/ website.

The last digit of all fixed-length, numeric GS1 Identification Keys is a check digit that ensures the integrity of the key. The check digit is calculated using a simple algorithm, based on the other numbers in the key. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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