Generating & Printing Barcodes in Crystal Reports

Tutorial & Integration Guide for Crystal Reports Barcode Generation



OnBarcode provides several methods to generate and print barcodes in Crystal Reports reports. This document will list all the methods, and each methods' advantages and disavantages.

Methods to generate and print barcodes in Crystal Reports

Integration methods

Advantages and disavantages

Method (We Recommend): Use .NET Barcode Generator to generate barcodes in Crystal Reports for .NET

Product needed: .NET Barcode Generator

[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. Easy to customize the barcode settings
  2. No need to setup any web server for report designers
  3. Fast to print large number of barcode images on PDF, html, without any latency


Disadvantages:
  1. Works for "Crystal Reports for .NET" edition only, not work with "Crystal Reports" and "Crystal Reports for Eclipse (Java)".
  2. Every report designer needs a copy of barcode plugin and install it


Method: Streaming Barcodes to Crystal Reports image items using OnBarcode Online Barcode Generator

Product needed: Online Barcode Generator

Advantages:
  1. No need to install any plugin, barcode font, and components
  2. No need to setup any web server for report designers
  3. Customize barcode settings through URL paramters


Disadvantages:
  1. May have some latency during generating or previewing reports with large number of barcodes


Method: Streaming Barcodes to Crystal Reports image items using Java Barcode Generator buildin Servlet web application

Product needed: Java Barcode Generator

[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. No need to install any plugin, barcode font, and components
  2. Customize barcode settings through URL paramters


Disadvantages:
  1. You need setup a Java Servlet web server to host the barcode generation application for all report designers
  2. May have some latency during generating or previewing reports with large number of barcodes


Method: Streaming Barcodes to Crystal Reports image items using ASP.NET Barcode Generator buildin Servlet web application

Product needed: ASP.NET Barcode Generator

[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. No need to install any plugin, barcode font, and components
  2. Customize barcode settings through URL paramters


Disadvantages:
  1. You need setup a IIS and ASP.NET web server to host the barcode generation application for all report designers
  2. May have some latency during generating or previewing reports with large number of barcodes






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