iReport Code 128 Generator Plugin Tutorial
Generate, create linear barcode Code 128 images in iReport reports
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Code 128 for iReport plugin generate, create Code 128 barcode in iReport Jasper Reports

  • Easy to generate Code 128 barcodes in iReport reports
  • Simple to redistribute iReport Code 128 barcode library (jar).
  • No need for registration key or action code
  • Easy to use with no barcode fonts for third party tools required
  • Generating high quality Code 128 Bar Code images in GIF format
  • Completely developed in NETBeans iReport Custom Extended Report Item framework.
  • Mature iReport Code128 barcode generation plugin using Java Barcode Generator library

iReport Barcode Code 128 Generator Introduction
iReport Barcode is a NETBeans iReport Custom Extended Report Item which helps you easily generate and print high quality 1D (linear) and 2D (matrix) barcodes in your iReport reports.

Barcode Code-128 Introduction

Code 128 is a very high-density barcode symbology. (A special version of it called GS1-128 is used extensively world wide in shipping and packaging industries.) It is used for alphanumeric or numeric-only barcodes

iReport Code 128 Generator - Valid Data Scope

  • all 128 characters of ASCII
  • values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII.

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How to generate Code 128 Barcodes in iReport?
Here is a simple example to create Code 128 barcode in iReport. More details here: tutorial to generate and print barcodes in iReport reprts.

One more guide for you to stream Code 128 barcodes in iReport using Java Barcode Generator buildin Servlet web application.
  1. Create a new report, and add barcode.jar to report classpath from the downloaded trial package
  2. Drag an image item to report from Palette, and click "Cancel" in pop-up window
  3. Right click on the image and edit its "Properties", and set property "Expression Class" to "net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JRRenderable";
  4. To input Code 128 barcode data manually, set property "Image Expression" to "new com.onbarcode.barcode.jasper.JasperRenderer(com.onbarcode.barcode.jasper.BarcodeGenerator.draw(12, "12345", "", "X=2&Y=60"))"
  5. To print Code 128 with data from database, please set property "Image Expression" to "new com.onbarcode.barcode.jasper.JasperRenderer(
    com.onbarcode.barcode.jasper.BarcodeGenerator.draw(12, $F{data field} + "", "", "X=2&Y=60"))

    BarcodeGenerator.draw method accepts 4 parameters:
    the second is the barcode data to encode, in String,
    the last is the barcode settings String. More details about barcode settings string, please check the Code 128 property table below
iReport Barcode Code 128 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.

Code 128 Valid Data Char Set:

  • all 128 characters of ASCII

  • values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII.

Property: Add CheckSum Char Type: boolean
Default: false
Add CheckSum Char property is not applied here.
Code 128
Property: Code 128 Code Set Type: int
Default: AUTO
4 valid code sets: AUTO, A, B, C
Property: processTilde Type: boolean
Default: false
Set the processTilde property to true, if you want use the tilde character "~" to specify special characters in the input data.

  • 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
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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