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FileMaker Pro Barcode Integration Guide

FileMaker Business AllianceIDAutomation barcode products may be integrated into FileMaker Pro forms and reports as calculated fields, without the use of scripts, and without decreasing database performance. ** The following chart may be used to determine the best method for integrating barcodes into FileMaker. 64-Bit FileMaker Plugin Update

Recommended Solution:
Integration Options Advantages & Disadvantages Barcode Types
Tutorial:
Using Functions to create Barcodes
Product
:
Barcode Fonts & FileMaker Custom Functions
Single Users
From $139
Developers
From $395*
Supported: Barcode Fonts For FileMaker in WindowsBarcode Fonts For FileMaker in Macintosh
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 12 & up, 32 and 64 bit.
  • Custom function stays within the report when distributed; however, the barcode font must be installed on all systems generating barcodes.
  • Multiple barcode types may be created with a the Universal Barcode Fonts from calculations in the functions that begin with IDAu_Uni.

Additional Integration Options:

The following chart may be used to review additional options:

Integration Options Advantages & Disadvantages Barcode Types
Tutorial:
Implementing the Native Generator
Product
:
Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator
Single Users
From $149
Developers

From $295*
OS Supported: Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator Plug-In for WindowsNative FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator Plug-In for Windows
Tutorial:
Using Plugin to create Barcodes
Product
:
Barcode Fonts & FileMaker Plug-In
Single Users
From $139
Developers
From $395*
Supported: Barcode Fonts For FileMaker in WindowsBarcode Fonts For FileMaker in Macintosh
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 7 & up to 14 (32-bit).
  • Install the barcode font and FileMaker Barcode Plug-In on all systems generating barcodes.
  • Supports printing to low-resolution thermal printers.
  • Create Code 39 or Codabar, Self Checking Barcode Fonts, simply in Filemaker Pro.
Tutorial:
Using Plugin to create Barcodes
Product
:
Universal Fonts and FileMaker Plug-In
Single Users
From $199
Developers

From $595*
Supported
: Univesal Barcode Fonts for WindowsUniversal Barcode Fonts for Macintosh
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 7 & up to 14 (32-bit).
  • Create multiple barcode types in FileMaker Pro layouts using the Universal fonts.
  • Install the Universal font and FileMaker Barcode Plug-In on all systems generating barcodes.
  • Multiple barcode types may be created with a single barcode font from calculations in the plug-in that begin with IDAu_Uni.
Tutorial:
Streaming Barcodes in Filemaker
Product
:
Dynamic Barcode Generator Service
Developers
From $295/yr.
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 8.5 & up.
  • Barcodes are instantly generated and displayed in HTML with the IMG tag; parameters in the URL determine the data to encode.
  • Barcode web service is hosted and managed by IDAutomation, which means no software to install.
  • Barcodes are generated via the web, and may take some time to appear when generating large reports.

* The applicable Small or Mid-Size Company Agreement must be completed prior to purchase to receive discounted pricing.

** With IDAutomation barcode products for FileMaker Pro, the size of the database need not increase, and performance is not hindered because calculated fields do not need to be stored.

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