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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.

Integration Options Advantages and Disadvantages Barcode Types
Product: Self-Checking Fonts
Single Users From $139
Developers
From $395
Supported: Self-Checking Barcode Fonts For Windows Operating SystemsSelf-Checking Barcode Fonts For Macintosh Operating Systems
Product: Barcode Fonts
Tool
: FileMaker Barcode Plug-In
Single Users From $139
Developers
From $395
Supported: Barcode Fonts For FileMaker in WindowsBarcode Fonts For FileMaker in Macintosh
  • Install the barcode font and FileMaker Barcode Plug-In on all systems generating barcodes.
  • Supports printing to low-resolution thermal printers.
  • Tutorial for using barcode fonts in FileMaker with the FileMaker Barcode Plug-In.
Product: Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator
Single Users From $149
Developers
From $295
FileMaker Version: 7 & up
OS Supported: Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator Plug-In for WindowsNative FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator Plug-In for Windows
Product: Universal Fonts
Tool
: FileMaker Barcode Plug-In
Single Users From $199
Developers
From $595
FileMaker Version: 7 & up
Supported
: Univesal Barcode Fonts for WindowsUniversal Barcode Fonts for Macintosh
  • 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.
Product: Dynamic Barcode Generator Service
Developers From $295/yr.
FileMaker Version: 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.
  • Tutorial for creating barcodes with the Dynamic Barcode Generator service.

* 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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