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How to create DataBar Barcodes in Excel?






Application: Windows

02-13-14     1136 day(s) ago     Views: 2207

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To generate Databar barcodes in Excel, download the Demo or purchase and download the Sale version of the Databar Font Package.

Two components included in the package are required to create a valid Databar barcode: (1) the Databar fonts and (2) a font encoder.

What is a font encoder?

The tutorial uses Excel 2013 and the sale version of the Databar Font Package to generate barcodes in Excel for Windows.


1. Download the Databar Font Package
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2. Right-click on the IDAutomation_DataBarFontPackage.zip file and select Extract All.


3. After the file is extracted, double-click the IDAutomation_DataBarFontPackage.exe.
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The EXE will install several files required to create valid barcodes in Excel/Access including:
• Databar Fonts
• IDAutomationNativeWindowsDLLVBA.bas
• IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder.dll/
IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder64.dll


4. Open Excel and select the Developer Tab.
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5. Select Visual Basic.
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6. To import the IDAutomationNativeWindowsDLLVBA.bas file, select File--Import File and navigate to the location: C:Program Files (x86)IDAutomation DataBar Font Package


7. Select the file and choose Open.
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8. Select File--Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.


9. Enter a Databar value into cell B2, 20012345678909.
NOTE: Set the Column to Text.


10. In the adjacent cell, C2, enter the Databar formula by typing =IDAutomation_Databar(B2)

Data Encoded:
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Databar Barcode with IDAutomation Databar 24 font applied:
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For other Databar Types:
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DATABAR EXPANDED STACKED ISSUE & SEGMENTS

The IDAutomation_DatabarExpanded formula includes a second parameter named Segments which takes in increments of two (2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22). At lower segments, the barcode will generate an Expanded Stacked Databar.

Example encoding with 2 segments
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Because Databar Expanded Stacked creates several lines, it will not properly display in Excel after the font is applied. The solution is to perform a data merge into Excel, InDesign or any application that can merge data from Excel.




WHAT DATABAR FONT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

View Databar Font Specifications



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