BIRT PDF-417 Generator Tutorial
Generate barcode PDF-417 images in BIRT Reports
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Generate PDF417 in BIRT Reports, PDF-417 Barcode Generation using BIRT Barcode Generator

  • Easy to generate PDF 417 barcodes in BIRT reports
  • Simple to redistribute BIRT PDF 417 barcode library (jar).
  • No registration key or activation code required
  • Generating high quality PDF 417 Bar Code images in GIF format
  • Completely developed in Eclipse BIRT Custom Extended Report Item framework
  • Mature BIRT PDF 417 barcode generation plugin using Java Barcode Generator library

BIRT Barcode PDF 417 Generator Introduction
BIRT Barcode is an Eclipse BIRT Custom Extended Report Item which helps you easily generate and print high quality 1D (linear) and 2D (matrix) barcodes in your BIRT reports

Barcode PDF 417 Introduction

PDF 417 is a stacked linear bar code symbol used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data File. The PDF417 symbology was invented by Dr. Ynjiun P. Wang at Symbol Technologies in 1991.

BIRT PDF 417 Generator - Valid Data Scope

  • All 128 characters of ASCII including A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc.
  • Values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII

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How to Generate PDF-417 in BIRT Report
Below is a simple demo for you to print PDF 417 barcodes in BIRT report, for more details, view here: BIRT Barcode Generator - Developer Guide
  1. Copy com.onbarcode.barcode.birt_2.2.1.jar to your Eclipse plugins directory "\eclipse\plugins\"
  2. Create a new empty report in your BIRT Report barcoding project
  3. Open View "Palette", and add report item "Barcode" to your created BIRT report
  4. Right click the report item you have added, and select "Properties" menu item to edit barcode parameters
  5. You will find all barcode properties in the "General" tab.
    Please note that the values for "Data" and "UPC/EAN Supplement Data" should be arounded by """", unless you are inputting expression
  6. Change Barcode Type into PDF-417 in the general tab. Preview the report and a PDF-417 barcode image is printed on your BIRT report
  7. To encode barcode data from BIRT report data set, you need to input expression to "Data" property like "row["CUSTOMERNUMBER"]"
BIRT Barcode PDF-417 Generator - Property Settings
Category Properties Value Comments
Basic Property: Data Type: expression
Default: ""
  • If you encode the barcode data text directly, the text string should be around by " " ", such as "12345"

  • If you encode the barcode data from dataset, input the expression, such as row["CUSTOMERNUMBER"]
Barcode value to encode

PDF-417 Valid Data Char Set:
  • Text Compaction mode permits all printable ASCII characters to be encoded, i.e. values 32 - 126 inclusive in accordance with ISO/IEC 646 (IRV), as well as selected control characters.
  • Byte Compaction mode permits all 256 possible 8-bit byte values to be encoded. This includes all ASCII characters value 0 to 127 inclusive and provides for international character set support.
  • Numeric Compaction mode permits efficient encoding of numeric data strings.
  • Up to 811,800 different character sets or data interpretations.
  • Various function codewords for control purposes.

PDF 417
Property: Process Tilde Type: boolean
Default: true
Set the Process Tilde property to true, if you want use the tilde character "~" to specify special characters in the input data. Default is true.
  • 1-byte character: ~0dd/~1dd/~2dd (character value from 000 ~ 255); ASCII character '~' is presented by ~126
    Strings from "~256" to "~299" are unused
  • 2-byte character (Unicode): ~6ddddd (character value from 00000 ~ 65535)
    Strings from "~665536" to "~699999" are unused
  • Programming for reader initialisation: ~rp.
    This should be located at the beginning of the encoding data, e.g. data = "~rpABCD1234".
  • ECI: ~7dddddd (valid value of dddddd from 000000 to 999999)
Property: PDF 417 Data Mode Type: int
Default: AUTO
Valid values:
  • AUTO
  • TEXT
  • BYTE
Property: PDF 417 Error Correction Level Type: int
Default: 2
Error correction level, values are from 0 to 8.
Property: PDF 417 Row Count Type: int
Default: 3
The number of rows for PDF417. The value range is from 3 to 90. The default is 3.
Property: PDF 417 Column Count Type: int
Default: 5
Number of columns. The value range is from 1 to 30. The default is 5. Increase this value, if your data size is large.
Property: PDF 417 Truncated Type: boolean
Default: false
truncated PDF417 may be used where space considerations are a primary concern and symbol damage is unlikely.
Property: 2D Barcode Structured Append Type: boolean
Default: false
Set Structured Append property to true, then Structured Append is enabled.
Property: 2D Barcode Symbol Count Type: int
Default: 0
Set Symbol Count property to the number of total symbols which make the sequence.
Property: 2D Barcode Symbol Index Type: int
Default: 0
Set Symbol Index property to the position of current symbol in the secuence (Start with 0).
Property: 2D Barcode File Id Type: int
Default: 0
Set File Id property to be identified to the same file.
Property: Unit of Measure Type: int
Default: 0 (pixel)
Unit of meature for all size related settings in the library.
Valid values: 0: pixel; 1: inch; 2: cm.
Property: X Type: float
Default: 1
Width of barcode bar module (narrow bar), default is 1 pixel
Property: Y Type: float
Default: 30
Height of barcode bar module, default is 30 pixel
Property: Left Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image left margin size.
Property: Right Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image right margin size.
Property: Top Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image top margin size.
Property: Bottom Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image bottom margin size.
Property: Resolution (in dpi) Type: int
Default: 72
Barcode image resolution in DPI (Dots per inch).
Property: Rotate Type: int
Default: 0 (rotate angle in 0 degree)
Valid values:

  • 0 (rotate angle in 0 degree)
  • 90 (rotate angle in 90 degree)
  • 180 (rotate angle in 180 degree)
  • 270 (rotate angle in 270 degree)
Property: Show Text Type: boolean
Default: true
If true, display barcode data text under the barcode, otherwise do not display.
Property: Text Font Size Type: int
Default: 11
Barcode text font size.
Property: Text Margin Type: float
Default: 6
Space between barcode and barcode data text, default is 6 pixels
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