Java PDF-417 Generator Tutorial
Generate, create 2d barcode PDF-417 images in Java Class, Servlet, JSP Pages, iReport
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Generate, Create, Print, Draw PDF417 barcode in Java projects

  • Easy to Generate PDF-417 in Applet, Java class, Swing, JavaBean, J2SE applications
  • Create PDF-417 2d barcode in JSP, Java Servlet, EJB, Tomcat, JBoss, J2EE server side applications
  • Print, draw PDF-417 barcode images in Eclipse BIRT, iReport, Jasper Reports Java reporting software
  • Generating & encoding industry standard PDF-417 Bar Code images in EPS, PNG, GIF, JPEG formats
  • Compatible with latest ISO / IEC 15438 (2nd edition 2006-06-01)
  • Completely written and created in Java. Support Java SDK 1.4.2 and later versions
  • Simple to redistribute Java PDF-417 barcode library SDK. No registration key, No activation code required
  • Reliable Java library component for PDF-417 generation





Java Barcode PDF-417 Generator Introduction
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Java Barcode is a Java barcode generator which generates high quality 1D (linear) and 2D (matrix) barcodes in Java, Jasper Reports, iReport, and Eclipse BIRT projects.

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.

Java PDF-417 Generator - Valid Data Scope

Java PDF 417 Generator encodes:
  • All 128 characters of ASCII
  • Values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII
How to Generate PDF-417 in Java Class?
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Here is the Java demo code for generating PDF-417 2D barcode images in Java Class. If you want to make further adjustment to PDF-417 barcode settings, please view detailed Java PDF-417 Generator Demo Source Code
// Create Java PDF417 object 
PDF417 barcode = new PDF417();

// Set PDF417 data text to encode
barcode.setData("PDF417-IN-JAVA");

// Generate PDF417 barcode & print into Graphics2D object
barcode.drawBarcode("Java Graphics2D object");

// Generate PDF417 barcode & encode into GIF format
barcode.drawBarcode("C://barcode-pdf417.gif");

// Generate PDF417 barcode & encode into JPEG format
barcode.drawBarcode("C://barcode-pdf417.jpg");

// Generate PDF417 barcode & encode into EPS
barcode.drawBarcode2EPS("C://barcode-pdf417.eps");
How to Create PDF 417 Image in Html or JSP Pages?
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  • Under demo package, copy barcode folder and its contents to your tomcat.
  • Start tomcat, navigate to http://YourDomain:Port/barcode/barcode?DATA=PDF417EncodingData&TYPE=pdf417
  • To create bar code images in html or jsp pages, you can insert a image tag (img) into your page.
  • For example, <img src="http://YourDomain:Port/barcode/barcode?DATA=PDF417EncodingData&TYPE=pdf417" />
How to Generate PDF-417 Image in Java Servlet Class?
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import com.onbarcode.barcode.AbstractBarcode; 
import com.onbarcode.barcode.PDF417;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.ServletOutputStream;

public class BarcodeServlet extends HttpServlet
{
public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException
{
try {
PDF417 barcode = new PDF417();
barcode.setData("PDF417");

ServletOutputStream servletoutputstream = response.getOutputStream();

response.setContentType("image/jpeg");
response.setHeader("Pragma", "no-cache");
response.setHeader("Cache-Control", "no-cache");
response.setDateHeader("Expires", 0);

// Generate PDF-417 barcode & output to ServletOutputStream
barcode.drawBarcode(servletoutputstream);

} catch (Exception e) {
throw new ServletException(e);
}
}
}
How to Generate & Print Barcode PDF-417 Image in Jasper Reports?
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In order to generate high-quality PDf-417 barcode images in Jasper Reports throug JRRenderable Implementation, please view the guide here: How to Print Barcodes in Jasper Reports
How to Generate & Print Barcode PDF-417 Image in iReport?
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PDF-417 barcode generation in iReport is also supported by this Java barcode generator. Here is the developer guide for you with examples: Complete Guide for Barcode Generation in iReport
How to Generate & Print Barcode PDF-417 Image in Eclipse BIRT?
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How to Set Generated Barcode PDF-417 Image Width and Height?
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  1. You can set barcode image width and height through properties barcodeWidth and barcodeHeight values.
  2. Or you can set X (bar module width) and Y (bar module height) values
Java PDF 417 Generator - Barcode Property Settings
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Java PDF 417 Generator in Java Class: com.onbarcode.barcode.PDF417

Category Properties Value Comments
Basic Property: data
URL: DATA
Type: String
Default: ""
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
Special
Property: processTilde
iReport & URL: PROCESS-TILDE
Type: boolean
Default: true
Set the processTilde 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: dataMode
iReport & URL: DATA-MODE
Type: int
Default: 1 (PDF417.M_TEXT)
Valid values:
  • PDF417.M_AUTO (0)
  • PDF417.M_TEXT (1)
  • PDF417.M_BYTE (2)
  • PDF417.M_NUMERIC (3)
Property: ECL
iReport & URL: ECL
Type: int
Default: 2 (PDF417.ECL_2)
Error correction level, values are from PDF417.ECL_0 to PDF417.ECL_8.
Property: rowCount
iReport & URL: 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: columnCount
iReport & URL: 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: truncated
iReport & URL: TRUNCATED
Type: boolean
Default: false
truncated PDF417 may be used where space considerations are a primary concern and symbol damage is unlikely.
Property: isMacro
iReport & URL: MACRO
Type: boolean
Default: false
Set isMacro property to true, then Macro PDF417 is enabled.
Property: macroSegmentIndex
iReport & URL: MACRO-SEGMENT-INDEX
Type: int
Default: 0
the position of current symbol in the secuence (Start with 0).
Property: macroSegmentCount
iReport & URL: MACRO-SEGMENT-COUNT
Type: int
Default: 0
the number of total symbols which make the sequence.
Property: macroFileIndex
iReport & URL: MACRO-FILE-INDEX
Type: int
Default: 0
be identified to the same file
 
Barcode
Size
Related
Property: autoResize
iReport & URL: AUTO-RESIZE
Type: boolean
Default: false
Auto resize the generated barcode image
Property: barAlignment
iReport & URL: BAR-ALIGNMENT
Type: int
Default: 1 (center)
Barcode horizontal alignment inside the image. 0: left, 1: center, 2: right.
Property: uom
iReport & URL: UOM
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
iReport & URL: X
Type: float
Default: 3
Barcode bar module width, default is 3 pixel
Property: XtoYRatio
iReport & URL: X-Y-RATIO
Type: float
Default: 0.3333333f
Bar width vs bar height ratio
Property: barcodeWidth
iReport & URL: BARCODE-WIDTH
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image width.

If barcodeWidth setting is smaller than the barcode required minimum width, the library will automatically reset to barcode minimum width.
Property: barcodeHeight
iReport & URL: BARCODE-HEIGHT
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image height.

If barcodeHeight setting is smaller than the barcode required minimum height, the library will automatically reset to barcode minimum height.
Property: leftMargin
iReport & URL: LEFT-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image left margin size.
Property: rightMargin
iReport & URL: RIGHT-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image right margin size.
Property: topMargin
iReport & URL: TOP-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image top margin size.
Property: bottomMargin
iReport & URL: BOTTOM-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image bottom margin size.
Property: resolution
iReport & URL: RESOLUTION
Type: int
Default: 72
Barcode image resolution in DPI (Dots per inch).
Property: rotate
iReport & URL: ROTATE
Type: int
Default: 0 (IBarcode.ROTATE_0)
Valid values:

  • 0 (IBarcode.ROTATE_0)
  • 1 (IBarcode.ROTATE_90)
  • 2 (IBarcode.ROTATE_180)
  • 3 (IBarcode.ROTATE_270)
 
Barcode
Colors
Property: backColor
iReport & URL: BACK-COLOR
Type: Color
Default: white
Barcode image background color
Property: foreColor
iReport & URL: FORE-COLOR
Type: Color
Default: black
Barcode image foreground color
 
In WebStream query string, please use int value for Enums, "true" and "false" for bool.
Java Barcode Generator Supporting Barcode Symbology Types
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