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Barcode Guide for SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) provides several professional grade products for implementing barcodes in Microsoft® SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Report Builder with flexible license agreements to meet a variety of needs including small company licenses and royalty-free developer licenses.

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Integration Options Advantages and Disadvantages Barcode Types
Add barcode images to reports from a .NET Forms Control

.NET Forms Control & DLL
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  • Adds barcodes to reports as images in BMP, JPEG, GIF or PNG format.
  • This option is compatible with SQL Server 2000 and up, with Visual Studio 2003 and up, including Reporting Services 2012 and Visual Studio 2012.

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Integration Options

Advantages and Disadvantages

Barcode Types

Using barcode fonts with the font encoder assembly

Barcode Fonts with the .NET Font Encoder Assembly
Developer Licenses from
  • This SSRS RDL Barcode solution adds barcodes to Reporting Services using IDAutomation's barcode fonts and the .NET Encoder Assembly.
  • Uses barcode fonts which may also be utilized in other applications; over 30 font integration tools are provided.
  • Compatible with Visual Studio .NET 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012.
  • Compatible with SQL Server Reporting Services 2000, 2005, 2008/2008R2, and 2012.
Streaming Barcodes into SSRS Report Builder
ASPX Generator Scripts

Developer Licenses from $590
  • Easy implementation with a single ASPX script that runs on IIS.
  • Compatible with web reporting.
  • Full source code to the ASPX script is included with purchase.
  • Because the barcode is streamed directly into Reporting Services, no fonts or other components need to be installed.
  • Requires access to the Internet or the server creating the barcodes.
  • Supports SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 and up.
Create barcode images with a drag-and-drop CRI object
SSRS Barcode Custom Report Item (CRI)
Developer Licenses from $790
  • Recommended for Reporting Services 2005 and greater.
  • Specifically designed for Reporting Services.
  • Each release of SSRS requires a different CRI component.
  • Implementation is more difficult than the solutions listed above, especially with later version of SSRS.

* Prices quoted are for a Developer License, which is required when used in connection with a high speed printer that prints over 55 pages per minute or a system (including all hardware, printers and software) having a cost totaling over $50,000 USD or equivalent in a foreign currency. Small companies with gross annual revenue or funding of less than 2 million USD, may purchase the Small Company Developer License which is about 50 percent less than the prices quoted on this page.

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