Generating & Printing Barcodes in Jasper

Tutorial & Integration Guide for Jasper Reports Barcode Generation



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

If you are using iReport to generate Jasper reports, view iReport Barcode Integration Guide

Methods to generate and print barcodes in Jasper

Integration methods

Advantages and disavantages

Method (We Recommend): Generate barcodes in Jasper Reports 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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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