SSRS barcodes

OK, they need to have a zone on here called "translate boss request into IT solution" Anyway, I'm a SQL Developer and my boss asked me today if there is a way to use SSRS to translate a column in SQL(barcode info) into a real barcode on the report.. Apparently Crystal can do this but it appears SSRS requires some sort of software that provides that function. What I learned today was it some numbers that requires some sort of function to turn it into a valid barcode.. I know very little about this stuff..
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cheryl9063Asked:
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Jason Yousef, MSSr. BI  DeveloperCommented:
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mlmccCommented:
FYI - Crystal also requires extra formulas and functions to do the conversion.  They generally are included with the barcode font library

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tncodeCommented:
You could use a CRI that generates an image, it is much easier than using some kind of Barcode Function.

http://www.idautomation.com/reporting_services/barcode_cri/
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Gerard68Commented:
From my opinion the use of barcode fonds wil do the trick. Restart de ssrs service to refresh the available fonds.

off topic: In the past we used a lot of kyocera printers with special fonds in production environments, this worked perfectly in the dos/novell days.
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planoczCommented:
for SQL Sever 2008 you have to upgrade to use a special bar code software.
tncode ....has the link to the software that I have used in the past.
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