Generating & Printing Barcodes in iReport

Tutorial & Integration Guide for iReport Reports Barcode Generation



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

Methods to generate and print barcodes in iReport

Integration methods

Advantages and disavantages

Method: Use iReport barcode generator plugin.

Product needed: iReport Barcode Generator Plugin
(under development, coming soon)

[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. The simplest method to generate barcodes using iReport plugins.
  2. Easy to customize the barcode settings through iReport Report Element 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 (We Recommend): Generate barcodes in iReport through Jasper Reports JRRenderable implementation

Product needed: Java Barcode Generator


[download]        [tutorial]
Advantages:
  1. Easy to create barcodes through Jasper Reports JRRenderable implementation
  2. Easy to customize the barcode settings through parameter strings
  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 iReport 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 iReport 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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