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How to create PDF417 in BI Publisher?


TOOLS AND REQUIREMENTS

PDF417 Font and Encoder Package (Developer License and up)
BI Publisher Desktop/Analytics Desktop
• Microsoft Word
• barcodeutilPDF417.java file. Download the IDAutomation_BIPublisher_PDF417.zip
• Collection of Jar files from the jlib folder of the BI Publisher Desktop install.


05-26-21     196 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 PDF417 Font Encoder Package zip file.

2. To install the IDAutomation2D font, run the .exe file located in the package or manually install the font located by searching for *.ttf. Once the file(s) is located, right-click and choose Install.
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-SET UP JAVA CLASS-

3. Download and install the PDF417 Developer Tools from the IDAutomation store and extract the IDAutomation_PDF417_Developer_Tools.zip.

4. Locate the IDAutomation_JavaFontEncoder_PDF417.jar and extract this file to use the com-idautomation-fontencoder-pdf417-PDF417Encoder.class and set up the jar file in your Java environment.

NOTE: Prior to implementing the solution in BI Publisher, confirm that you can create a PDF417 barcode in a stand alone application/project. If not, ensure that the PDF417 class file is part of the classpath within your Environment Variables.

-CREATE BARCODEUTIL.CLASS-

5. Download the IDAutomation_BIPublisher_PDF417.zip. It includes the barcodeutilPDF417.java and dependencies (Logger.class and XDOBarcodeEncoder.class) for creating the barcodeutilPDF417.class.
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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.pdf417.*;

PDF417Encoder pdfe = new PDF417Encoder();
return pdfe.fontEncode(DataToEncode);

Class[] clazz = new Class[] { "".getClass() };
ENCODERS.put("pdf417" , mUtility.getClass().getMethod("pdf417" , clazz));



7. Compile the barcodeutilPDF417.java file to create a new class named barcodeutilPDF417.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 barcodeutilPDF417.class into a new jar named barcodejar.jar.

10. Copy the IDAutomation_PDF417_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 ./PDF417Encoder.class
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.

17. In the Status Bar tab, enter the first command:
<?register-barcode-vendor:'ENCODER WRAPPER CLASS'; 'ENCODER NAME'?>
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18. In the Help Key (F1), enter the second command:
<?format-barcode:DATA_TO_ENCODE;'ENCODER_METHOD_NAME';'ENCODER_NAME'?>
<?format-barcode:AS_OF_DATE;pdfe';'MyBarcodeEncoder'?>



19. To ensure the data is encoded, view the document (PDF,RTF,HTML):

The data should be a group of numbers (for PDF417)


20. Return to the project and select the IDAutomation2D font from the font list. IDAutomation2D is the appropriate font for PDF417.

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