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How to Create GS1-128 Barcodes in Access using the GS1 Font Suite

How to create GS1-128 barcodes.



Operating System: Windows

Application: MS Access

10-05-16     204 day(s) ago     Views: 489

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To create barcodes using a font, two components are required:
(1) Barcode Font
(2) Font Encoder

A font encoder is a component that takes the data that will be converted to a barcode and formats it into another form of data that the barcode font can understand. The IDAutomation GS1-128 VBA Macros is a font encoder included in the GS1-128 Font Package that encodes data for Excel and Access.

This tutorial uses the GS1-128 Font Package
IDAutomation GS1-128 is downloaded and installed.

1. Download the (Demo or Licensed) GS1-128 Font Package.


2. To extract the file, right-click it and select Extract All.
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3. Double-click to run the EXE installation for the Font Package.
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4. After the font package installs, navigate the package to the VBA folder. This includes the IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas that will be imported into Access's Visual Basic Editor. Remember the location of the file.
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5. Open the Access.
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6. Select the Create tab.
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7. Select Visual Basic.
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8. In the Visual Basic Editor, select File--Import File and navigate to the location established in Step 4 (where the IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas file exists).



9. Select the file and choose Open.


10. The IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas is placed in the Modules folder. Ensure that only one instance of the IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas is imported.
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11. Select File and then Close and Return to Microsoft Access.


12. Set up the data in the table. Set the field to Long Text. image


13. Name the field and enter the GS1-128 data.
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14. The parentheses around the data signify the Application Identifier for GS1 barcodes. There is a character called the FNC1 that must be encoded before the very first Application Identifier (AI). To do this, replace the parentheses with ~212 for two digit AIs, ~213 for three digits AIs, ...
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15. Save the table.


16. Create a report based on the table data.
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17. Right-click the report and select Design View.
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18. In the Design tab, select the Text Box with a left-click.
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19. Navigate to the Details section of the report and left-click. It will place the Text Box into the report.
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20. Left-click the label and select the Delete key. Resize the Text Box to desired size.



21. Right-click the Text box and select Properties.



22. Within the Property Sheet, select the Data tab.



23. In the Control Source, enter the formula to create the GS1-128 encoded data. =IDAutomation_Uni_C128([field],1)
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24. Return to Design View and select the barcode field.
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25. In the top left of the application, select Home, and then in the font window enter the barcode font
IDAutomationGS1 (sale version) or IDAutomationSGS1(demo version). We include many sizes of GS1 Fonts.
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26. Double-click the report.
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To Generate Human Readable, create another Text Field underneath the barcode field and use the IDAutomation_Uni_C128HR formula for your data.



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