Streaming Barcode Images into Crystal Reports

This document explains how to stream barcodes on Crystal Reports report documents. Crystal Reports designer can generate and print barcodes in their reports without installing any barcode components and barcode fonts.

Here we are using OnBarcode Online Barcode Generator Hosting Service to stream barcodes into your Crystal reports. If you are generating large number of barcodes in a single report, you may feel slow to preview or generate reports. You can consider to setup your streaming server on your local machine or local network using our Java Barcode Generator Web Applicationor ASP.NET Barcode Generator Web Application.

We provides several methods to generate and print barcodes in Crystal Reports. Please read our Crystal Reports Barcode Integration Guide for more information.  

How to generate & print barcodes in your Crystal Reports?

  1. Create a new report in your Crystal Reports
  2. In your Crystal Reports report, click menu Insert, click menu OLE Object....

  3. Choose Bitmap Image as Object Type, and check Display As Icon. Click "OK".

  4. Place the bitmap image icon to the right location you need print barcode in your report. Close the Paint application popped.

  5. Right click the bitmap image icon, and click menu Format Graphics...

  6. Go to Picture tab, and click the icon next to Graphic Location:

  7. In the formula windows, input "" + ToText({Customer.CustomerId}, "#") is OnBarcode Online Barcode Generator Hosting Service URL format, if you are streaming barcodes using Java Barcode Generator Web Application or ASP.NET Barcode Generator Web Application, please change the url.

    Customer is the table name, CustomerId is the column name.

    Here we are printing Code 128 barcodes on the report with CustomerId as barcode encoding data.

  8. Save and close the "Format Editor" window.
  9. Now you can preview the report with barcode Code128 printed.

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