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Can a label/caption be added to PDF417 barcodes?

I am using the code creator template for hosted bar codes and would like to include
the “datatoencode” as a caption below the barcode. I added the CB parameter,
but no caption is being generated. Below is a code snippit showing the modified
bcgenimg string (CB parm added to the end). What am I missing?

//sets the actual barcode image to new parameter settings.
var bcgenimg = myurl+"?ECL="+errorcorrectionlevel+"&D="+datatoencode+"
&MODE="+pdfmode+"&PT="+applytilde+"&X="+xdimension+"&O="+rotation+"
&LM="+leftmargin+"&ROWS="+pdfrows+"&COL="+pdfcolumns+"
&TRN="+truncated+"&XYR="+xyr+"&MAE="+macroenable+"
&MAF="+macrofileid+"&MAS="+macrosegmentindex+"
&MAL="+macrolastsegment+"&CB="+datatoencode;


08-07-13     2526 day(s) ago    

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This option is not available for 2D barcode products IDAutomation makes, due to the large data capacity. The solution is to place a field underneath equal to the data string being encoded.

IDAutomation gives the option for a client to purchase an Unlimited Developer's License (with a signed source code agreement) on a product so they may customize the source code to their needs.

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Your statement is not true for my application. You are limiting functionality that should be in the control of your customer. Not to mention that it is listed as a property for all symbologies. I would like to formally request that this be changed. Please advise how I would submit a change request.

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Since PDF417 is a 2D barcode, it can hold a lot of data, which makes it impractical to allow for a Caption Below option to be implemented, as in 1D barcodes, which have much less information stored in them.

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Are there any plans to change it so that a caption can be added?

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Although Caption Below(CB) is listed in the General Barcode Properties for all Symbologies Table, it is not a valid argument for PDF417.

The solution is to place a field underneath equal to the data string being encoded.

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