You can use the Barcode Expert dialog box to create and edit a barcode object and then insert it in a report. This topic describes the options in the dialog box.
Designer displays the Barcode Export dialog box when you navigate to Insert > Barcode or drag the Barcode icon from the Components panel to a query-based page report.
You see the following options in the dialog box:
This drop-down list contains the data resources that you can use for the barcode. The data source of a barcode can be database fields, formulas, summaries, or parameters.
This drop-down list contains the barcode types that you can create in Designer. You can select from the following: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code39, Code128, and Codabar.
Select the unit for values of Quiet Zone, Narrow Width, Supplement, Height, and Ratio. You can select from the following: Mils (0.001 inch), Metric (0.01 millimeter), and Points (1/72 inch).
Specify the space around the barcode where there are no dark marks. Most symbologies require a quiet zone which precedes the following barcode.
Specify the barcode bar width.
Specify the supplement. Some barcode types, such as CODE39, CODE128, and Codabar, do not have supplements.
Specify the height of the barcode.
Specify the width ratio of the thick bar to the thin bar in the CODE39/ Codabar barcode. The ratio box can have only 2 effective values, 2.0 and 3.0. Designer regards any ratio values that are not equal to 2.0 or 3.0 as 2.0. Enabled only for CODE39 and Codabar.
Specify the default value of the barcode, which Designer applies to the barcode in design mode.
Enable Checking Digits
Select to enable the checking digits.
Designer enables this option only for CODE39, CODE128, and Codabar. Select it if you want to display the barcode numbers together with the barcode.
Enable Length Optimization
Designer enables this option only for Code 128. Select it if you want to enable optimizing the length of the barcode.
Select to accept the settings and insert the barcode into your report.
Select to close the dialog box without saving any changes.
Select to view information about the dialog box.