Solved

ms access bar code reports or excel file

Posted on 2014-04-18
2
342 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-21
We have an ms access 2000 aplication form. The customer wants to generate an excel file or report with the serial number and other fields in a bar code format by pressing a button on the form.  I thought of creating a new report. But i don't know if i can convert a serial field and other fields to bar code type so they can print the serial in bar code.
0
Comment
Question by:Shen
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Bill Ross earned 500 total points
ID: 40009177
Hi,

This can be done easily.  

You will need to download/purchase a barcode font.  Many are available depending on which barcode type you are using.

You would then create a new report with the field that will be barcoded.  

Change the font on the field to the barcode font that you installed.

Your report will then render the characters.

Note that code 39 requires the data to have asterisks on both sides so your data will need to be formatted as text *123456789* as an example.

Regards,

Bill
0
 
LVL 84
ID: 40009334
There are many different formatting requirements for barcoding, and while you can sometimes get away with purchasing a font, in many cases you're better off using a barcoding solution like http://abarcode.net/ or http://www.idautomation.com/barcode-integration/access/. These are complete solutions that will generate the correct bar code for you without any further interaction.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
A simple tool to export all objects of two Access files as text and compare it with Meld, a free diff tool.
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…

761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question