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GS1 US Data Hub Help Center

Did you license a GS1 US GTIN and want to create a barcode? 
Learn how to work with this GTIN in GS1 US Data Hub.

Introduction to Location (GLN)

This article explains actions you can take to create – and manage – locations. Based on the type of subscription you have, you can take one of these actions:

1. Did You License a GS1 Company Prefix?
Refer to the Getting Started with GLNs Guide.

2. Are You a Managed GLN Subscriber?
Download the Location User Guide.

3. Did you license a single Global Location Number (GLN)?
Read the instructions below.

How to Make Your GLN Active in GS1 US Data Hub:

After you license a GLN from GS1 US, you receive the 13-digit GLN in the "Welcome" e-mail from GS1 US. You can notify your business and trading partners about this GLN. In addition, it’s recommended that you make the GLN “active” so your business and trading partners can search for and locate this GLN, to facilitate correct location identification.

When you enter GS1 US Data Hub | Location for the first time, the Top Level GLN and your licensed GLN are automatically populated in a “Draft” state. The address information matches what was provided when you licensed the GLN. You can set the Top Level GLN as the “parent” of your licensed GLN, change the Location Name, and then make the GLNs “active” in GS1 US Data Hub. This allows them to be viewed by GS1 US Data Hub | Location View/Use subscribers.

Learn More: For detailed steps on how to make the GLN active, read the Make Location Active Quick Start Guide. Or view the Make Your Location Active instructional module in the GS1 US University Learning Management System (sign in is required).


What if Your Address Changes?

If the company address associated with your GLN changes, visit myGS1US and click the “Manage Company Info” tile to change the company address in that area. You will will need to add a new GLN for this address.