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Microsoft Reporting Services -- barcode "print preview" fails

Posted on 2013-06-03
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1.      RDP into report server
2.      Run report
3.      Barcode displays
4.      Click Print Preview or Print
5.      Numbers display instead of barcode

My Microsoft Reporting Services barcode displays on screen, but fails via "print preview"

The barcode fonts are installed on server and client, both machines have been rebooted.

How can I fix without spending over $100 for a 3rd party tool like the below ?
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http://www.idautomation.com/barcode-components/reporting-services-cri/
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsreportcontrols/thread/e9191874-4d3a-41e6-82b3-31edf3218701
http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/crmdevelopment/thread/74c9a963-2ad2-4e38-b1f0-e5b8035e5ae2/
http://www.barcoderesource.com/reportingServicesBarcode.shtml
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by:Nico Bontenbal
ID: 39216930
When I add an image to my report and use this expression for the image (set source to External):
="http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code=abc&style=197&type=C128B&width=200&height=50&xres=1&font=3"

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I get an image of a barcode on my report.
Use this page to configure the barcode:
http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/index.php (click advanced options).
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by:finance_teacher
ID: 39217170
I get a RED "X" after running the report using your code, I then retested with the attached and it also fails.

How can I fix ?
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by:finance_teacher
ID: 39217173
Works now, forgot to do your "External"
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by:finance_teacher
ID: 39217196
How can I replace below 2222 with my database value ?

="http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code=2222&style=68&type=I25&width=200&height=50&xres=1&font=3"

="http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code=First(Fields!ORDER_NO.Value, "DataSet1")&style=68&type=I25&width=200&height=50&xres=1&font=3"
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="http://www.barcodesinc.com/generator/image.php?code=" & First(Fields!ORDER_NO.Value, "DataSet1") & "&style=68&type=I25&width=200&height=50&xres=1&font=3"

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See also http://www.katieandemil.com/ssrs-concatenate-two-string-fields-using-expression.
I haven't tested it so my expression might be wrong. If it is put the expression in a text box so you can see what the result is (and what's wrong with it).
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