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Hi all

We developed business application in VB.NET using Visual Studio 2005 and Crystal Reports.Net bundled with it.

Customer has his own Part No which is accepted in the Item Master. He wishes to print his own partno + Qty + His Po Reference as BarCode on the Invoice which is to be sent to him. His Po reference is accepted properly at the Order form and all information is available.

Kindly guide as to which Crystal Report formulla will be used for this preferably with example so that we can print proper Barcode on the Invoice for each Item. There can be multiple items in one invoice and as such this needs to be in detail band.

Invoice Printing is to be done on the Ordinary low end Laser Jet Printers say HP 1000 etc.

Regards

Suresh Bansal
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Most barcode fonts come with a UFL (user function library) that converts the data to a barcode.

Here are some barcodes with UFLs
http://www.kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html

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If you check Crystal help for barcode they lead you to the Azalea fonts
http://www.azalea.com/Crystal-Reports/

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I have checked the links which takes to azalea fonts. It is sure to work without any doubt.

However there are some queries related to this

a) There are so many fonts like Code 2 of 5 , Code 128, Code 39, Code 93 and so on. We are getting confused as to which one will best suit our requirements for Invoicing where require combination of  various charcters on the Keyboard i.e upper/lower alphabets + numerics

I find Code 39 best suits the requirements and following is the clip from that Page of Code 39 thru Sample Crystal Report Code :

Azaleas free User Function Library (UFL) along with our TrueType Code 39 fonts. Our UFL will make a scannable Code 39 barcode by

What is this Azalea's free User Function Library and where to find that for testing /using purpose. Can you guide some free utility barcode fonts.

b) It feels like this this library of Barcode Fonts needs to be installed on every Node where Invoice printing will be done. This destroys the basic logic of hell with dell in .NET Platform where we do not require to register the dll files. I need your comments on this


Regards

Suresh Bansal














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>>Azaleas free User Function Library (UFL)  ...
It will only work with thier fonts and comes when you buy the fonts from them.  Contact Azalea for more information

>>b) It feels like this this library of Barcode Fonts  ..
I can't answer that.  Crystal needs the dlls to render the fonts or more precisely to convert the data to a barcode.
Depending on how the dll is built you may be able to load in with the Crystal application or the report and access it from there.

As noted in the Crystal Help, Crystal only supports a few barcode types.
Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, and PDF 417 code.

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Solves the problem of showing Barcode from data into the Crystal Reports

Thanks & Regards

Suresh Bansal
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