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To validate EAN (International Article Number) Easily and quickly.

What is EAN Number?

An EAN-13 barcode is a 13 digit (12 data and 1 check) barcoding standard. The EAN-13 barcode is defined by the standards organization GS1.


The EAN-13 barcodes are used worldwide for marking products often sold at retail point of sale.

The 13 digits in the EAN-13 barcode are grouped as follows:

  • The left group: Digits 2-7. The left group also encodes digit 1, through a scheme of odd and even parity.
  • The right group: Digits 8-13, digit 13 is the check digit.

The less commonly used EAN-8 barcodes are used also for marking retail goods; however, they are usually reserved for smaller items, for example confectionery.

Numbers like 73513537 9780471117094 4006381333931 are valid, 73513536 is invalid.