Crystal Reports Code 128 Integration - Field Size

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Crystal Reports Code 128 Integration - Field Size

Postby bdobson » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:17 pm

This article relates to the Dobson Software Crystal Reports UFL

One of the biggest problems people run into with the Code 128 Crystal UFL is they do not make their field size large enough to contain the barcode at the given font size.

The fact is, just looking at the bars, who would know if a bar is missing at the end or not? Well, I could tell, and there are others out there that can tell, only because we've looked at A LOT of barcodes in our time.

If your testing the Crystal UFL, please remember to enlarge the fields, even bigger than you think you need to. The demo version adds text at the end (it is a demo, after all,) so that requires the fields to be even bigger.
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Re: Crystal Reports Code 128 Integration - Field Size

Postby bdobson » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:03 pm

The biggest issue you will run into with this is setting the field font size small enough to display the barcode in it's entirety within the alloted field size. For the most part this will be trial and error, as the number of characters needed will vary depending on the sequence of characters (all numbers will be shorter than number, alpha, number, alpha.
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