How to Lookup EAN Barcode Value & Return Product Data with JavaScript

To get details on a retail product, you can either scan its physical barcode or look up the barcode number instead. Our EAN Barcode Lookup API is a great tool for the latter option, instantly returning information about an EAN product with zero fuss.

Looking to incorporate this API into your app? Take advantage of ready-to-run code provided below to help structure your API call with JavaScript, or visit our API documentation page to find code snippets available in a variety of common programming languages. This API is free to use when you register a free account on our website (when you register your free account, you’ll receive an API key with a limit of 800 API calls per month and access to dozens of additional Cloudmersive APIs).

Let’s start with installing the jQuery library. Run the following command:

bower install jquery

After that, let’s add in the API call:

var settings = {
"url": "https://api.cloudmersive.com/barcode/lookup/ean",
"method": "POST",
"timeout": 0,
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded",
"Apikey": "YOUR-API-KEY-HERE"
},
"data": {
"0": "<",
"1": "s",
"2": "t",
"3": "r",
"4": "i",
"5": "n",
"6": "g",
"7": ">"
}
};
$.ajax(settings).done(function (response) {
console.log(response);
});

And that’s it — no more steps required. Check out our other Barcode APIs to outfit your app with multi-national product scanning and barcode generation capabilities.

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