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Create a UTF8 QR Code Barcode using Excel Barcode Generator

How to create UTF8 Unicode characters in a barcode using the IDAutomation QR Code Excel Generator and scan it using the IDAutomation Barcode Data Decoder


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01-03-22     139 day(s) ago    

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This post explains how to create barcode that includes Unicode characters using the Excel Barcode Generator and scan the barcode using the IDAutomation Barcode Data Decoder (available in the Google Play and Apple App Stores).

Product Requirements for this tutorial:
2D Barcode Generator For Excel (Windows and Mac compatible)
Barcode Data Decoder (or phone scanner app)
• Microsoft Excel



1. Purchase and download the QR Code Barcode Generator for Excel (or 2D) from the IDAutomation store.
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2. Right-click the IDAutomation_Linear_2D_ExcelNativeBarcode Generator.zip and choose Extract All.
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3. Access the contents of the package (in the VBA folder) and note the location of the the IDAutomation_QRCodeNatXlsVBA.bas. file.
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4. Open Microsoft Excel and enter Unicode data. In this example, we'll encode a group of Japanese number characters into a barcode.
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5. In Excel, select Developer - Visual Basic.
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6. Select File - Import File and locate the .bas file (noted in step 3) to import, IDAutomation_QRCodeNatXlsVBA.bas.
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7. Select File - Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.


8. In cell B2, enter the formula =IDAutomation_NXLS_QRCode(A2,1).
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9. QR Code barcode is generated in Excel.
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10. Download the Barcode Scanner Decoder App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.


11. Open the app and place the scanner over the barcode to scan.
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12. Scan result:
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IDAutomation offers a built-in UTF-8 conversion to byte method for encoding of Unicode characters above U+007F in 2D barcodes such as PDF417, Data Matrix and QR Code. Any UTF-8 character in the Unicode range (0-65535) can be encoded using this method.

This built-in method of conversion is available now (for Data Matrix, PDF417 & QR-Code) in the 2021 or later versions of the following products:

.NET Standard & .NET Core Barcode Generator
Access Native Barcode Generator
Crystal Reports Native Generator
• Excel Barcode Generator
Java Barcode Package
SSRS Barcode Generator

It is also supported for .NET Standard, VBA, Access, Excel, Word, Crystal Reports, Java and SSRS in the following Font Packages:

Data Matrix Font and Encoder
PDF417 Font and Encoder
QR Code Font and Encoder

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