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How to Create 1D Barcode in Access using Barcode Fonts

How to create Code 128 /1D barcodes in Access 2013?

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1D barcodes have vertical lines.

Barcodes including:

Code 128
Code 39
Interleaved 2 of 5
UPCa
UPCe
EAN13
EAN8
Codabar

Operating System: Windows

Application: Access2013

04-23-14     1948 day(s) ago    

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The tutorial explains how to generate barcodes in MS Access 2013. The tutorial assumes that a database is already created that includes a report generated by a table populated with data.


Table:
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Report:
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The tutorial generates a Code 128 barcode using the Code 128 Font Package and the IDAutomation VBA Font Encoder


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 VBA Macros is a free font encoder that encodes data for Access.

The tutorial assumes that the fonts downloaded and installed.

1. Download the BarcodeFunctions.zip font encoder to the desired location on your computer. If unsure of where the download is located, run a search on the computer for the name BarcodeFunctions.



2. To extract BarcodeFunctions.zip, right-click on the file and select Extract All.
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3. To identify the location of the IDAutomationVBA.bas file that will be imported into Access's Visual Basic Editor, navigate through the extracted BarcodeFunctions folder. Remember the location of the file.
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4. Open the Access.
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5. Select the Create tab.
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6. Select Visual Basic.
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7. In the Visual Basic Editor, select File--Import File and navigate to the location established in Step 3 (where the IDAutomationVBA.bas file exists).



8. Select the file and choose Open.



9. The IDAutomationVBA.bas is placed in the Modules folder. Ensure that only one instance of the IDAutomationVBA is imported.
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10. Select File and then Close and Return to Microsoft Access.
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11. Right-click the report and select Design View.



12. In the Design tab, select the Text Box with a left-click.
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13. Navigate to the Details section of the report and left-click. It will place the Text Box into the report.
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14. Left-click the label and select the Delete key. Resize the Text Box to desired size.



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



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



17. In the Control Source, enter the formula for Code 128 as =Code128([Field])
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18. To confirm the data is encoded. Double-click the report.
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19. Return to Design View and select the barcode field.



20. In the top left of the application, select Home, and then in the font window enter the barcode font
IDAutomationC128L (sale version) or IDAutomationSC128L (demo version).
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21. Double-click the report.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Functions List for IDAutomationVBA.bas

To create UPCa, use =UPCA
To create UPCc, use =UPCe
To create Code 39, use =Code39

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