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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 & 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, 2012 and 2014.

Additional Integration Options:

The following chart may be used to review additional options:

Integration Options

Advantages & Disadvantages

Barcode Types

Add barcode images to reports from a .NET Forms Control

.NET Forms Control & DLL
Developer Licenses from
  • 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 2014 and Visual Studio 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.
Create barcodes for Microsoft SQL Server using TSQL font formulas
Barcode Fonts with the TSQL font formulas
Developer Licenses from $790
  • Compatible with MS SQL Server 2012 and 2014.
  • Using IDAutomation Transact-SQL barcode font formulas, Microsoft SQL Server database fields can be formatted for barcode fonts
  • This font encoder is supplied with Purchase of Developer's License for the Code 128, Code 39, or Interleaved 2 of 5 Font Packages.

* 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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