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How to create Data Matrix in BI Publisher


TOOLS AND REQUIREMENTS

GS1 DataMatrix Font and Encoder Package (Developer License and up)
BI Publisher Desktop/Analytics Desktop
• Microsoft Word
• barcodeutilDataMatrix.java file. Download the IDAutomation_BIPublisher_DataMatrix.zip
• Collection of Jar files from the jlib folder of the BI Publisher Desktop install.


Application: BI Publisher, Word

10-27-20     405 day(s) ago    

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-INSTALL FONTS-

Install all required applications and components for Word and BI Publisher.

1. Download the purchase from the IDAutomation store and extract the IDAutomation_GS1DataMatrixFontEncoderSuite.zip.

2. To install the IDAutomation2D font, run the IDAutomation_DataMatrixFontEncoder.exe or manually install the font located :

OPTION 1 Install using EXE


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OPTION 2 Manually install Fonts

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-SET UP JAVA CLASS-

3. Download and install the Data Matrix Developer Tools from the IDAutomation store and extract the zip.

4. Locate the IDAutomation_JavaFontEncoder_DataMatrix.jar and set up the jar file in your Java environment.
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NOTE: Prior to implementing the solution in BI Publisher, confirm that you can create a Data Matrix barcode in a stand alone application/project. If not, ensure that the Data Matrix class file is part of the classpath within your Environment Variables.

-CREATE BARCODEUTIL.CLASS-

5. Download the IDAutomation_BIPublisher_DataMatrix.zip available at the top of the post. It includes the barcodeutilDataMatrix.java and dependencies (Logger.class and XDOBarcodeEncoder.class) for creating the barcodeutilDataMatrix.class.

6. The Encoder section of the tutorial provides an example of the parameters. Update the parameters in the .java file based on the barcode requirements:

/* Import the idautomation encoder class */
import com.idautomation.fontencoder.datamatrix.*;

DataMatrixEncoder dme = new DataMatrixEncoder();
boolean processTilde = false;
int encoding = 0;
int preferredFormat = -1; //Auto

return dme.fontEncode(DataToEncode);

Class[] clazz = new Class[] { "".getClass() };
ENCODERS.put("dmatrix" , mUtility.getClass().getMethod("dmatrix" , clazz));



7. Compile the barcodeutilDataMatrix.java file to create a new class named barcodeutilDataMatrix.class.

-SET UP JAR FILES-

8. Access the jlib path and place the following jar files in the classpath: xdocore.jar, xmlparserv2.jar, collections.jar, aolj.jar, share.jar, xdoparser.jar, jewt4.jar, 18nAPI_v3.jar.
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9. Place the barcodeutilDataMatrix.class into a new jar named barcodejar.jar.

10. Copy the IDAutomation_DataMatrix_JavaFontEncoder.jar and the barcodejar.jar to the jlib folder within the Template Builder for Word.

11. So that BI Publisher can find the wrapper class, all the jars required for the project must be put into the RTF2PDF.jar which is located in the jlib folder.

12. Make a back up of the RTF2PDF.jar file.

13. Open the RTF2PDF.jar using Winzip or 7-zip and access the META-INF directory. Open and edit the MANIFEST.MF to include the jars at the end of the classpath list:


Manifest-Version: 1.0
Class-Path: ./activation.jar ./mail.jar ./xdochartstyles.jar ./bicmn.jar ./jewt4.jar
./share.jar ./bipres.jar ./xdoparser.jar ./xdocore.jar ./xmlparserv2.jar
./xmlparserv2-904.jar ./i18nAPI_v3.jar ./versioninfo.jar
./barcodejar.jar ./IDAutomation_JavaFontEncoder_DataMatrix.jar
Main-Class: RTF2PDF


-SET UP TO RENDER BARCODE-

14. In order to render the barcode in a PDF report, it must be embedded by referencing the font within a config file in the BI Publisher config folder. Open the xdo example.cfg file located:

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15. Add an entry for the IDAutomation2D font in the code area under the font setting:
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-WORD SET UP-

16. Return to Word and access the BI Publisher file. Double-click the field to barcode and choose Add Help Text to open the Form Field.

15. In the Status Bar tab, enter the first command:
<?register-barcode-vendor:'ENCODER WRAPPER CLASS'; 'ENCODER NAME'?>
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16. In the Help Key (F1), enter the second command:
<?format-barcode:DATA_TO_ENCODE;'ENCODER_METHOD_NAME';'ENCODER_NAME'?>
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17. To ensure the data is encoded, view the document (PDF,RTF,HTML):
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18. Return to the project and select the IDAutomation2D font from the font list. View the document.
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