Generating & Printing Barcodes in Eclipse BIRT

Tutorial & Integration Guide for Eclipse BIRT Reports Barcode Generation



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

Methods to generate and print barcodes in Eclipse BIRT

Integration methods

Advantages and disavantages

Method (We Recommend): Use Eclipse BIRT Reports barcode generator plugin.

Product needed: BIRT Barcode Generator Plugin

[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. The simplest method to generate barcodes using Eclipse BIRT plugins.
  2. Easy to customize the barcode settings through BIRT Report Item Properties Windows
  3. Fast to print large number of barcode images on PDF, html, without any latency


Disadvantages:
  1. Every report designer needs a copy of barcode plugin and install it


Method: Streaming Barcodes to BIRT 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 BIRT 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






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