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Printing barcodes in Crystal Reports

Former Member
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Hello,

I am trying to implement a barcode system which will print 2d barcodes (either datamatrix or PDF417) in Crystal Reports.

For compatibility reasons I am stuck using a legacy version (Crystal Reports 8.0.1.0).

I would like to generate a barcode using an external utlity. The barcode will be based on data from the report. I would then like to have the barcode printed with my report.

As an alternative, I have a utility which generates barcodes as postscript, but I do not know how to insert postscript information into a report.

Please help??

Thank you,

Barry

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Former Member
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Have you simply tried to change the font to a barcode font for the field in question.

Former Member
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Well, I am trying to generate 2d barcodes (like datamatrix or UPS format). My impression was that fonts work well for 1d barcodes, but fonts are not optimal for 2d. For example, fonts cannot easily generate check digits.

Former Member
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I had to try several fonts before I was successful. and I had to add an astrick to the beginning and end of the field for it to work.