FileMaker Pro Barcode Tutorial
The FileMaker Pro Barcode Tutorial describes how to implement cross-platform barcode generation in FileMaker forms and reports without installing fonts, plug-ins or components. This tutorial uses the Dynamic Barcode Generator Service, which supports all popular linear barcode types, as well as, 2D symbols such as PDF417, MaxiCode, Data Matrix, QR Code and more. This tutorial describes just one of several methods of creating barcodes in FileMaker.
2D Barcode FileMaker Implementation
In the demo version of the Dynamic Barcode Generator Service the text of "DEMO" along with a CR and LF function will be automatically encoded in the barcode. Therefore, if symbol size is being evaluated, only the purchased version should be used. 2D barcodes may be created from the demo version of the Dynamic Barcode Generator Service by entering the web addresses below into the Web Viewer as described in the tutorial:
For example, a DataMatrix barcode is easily created in FileMaker using the
Combine Multiple Fields Into a Barcode
Using the IDAutomation Dynamic Barcode Generator Service, multiple fields may be easily combined, appended or delimited within a single barcode symbol by using the ApplyTilde feature. The following example encodes (Employee ID, the tab function, First Name, the return function, Last Name and the text of FileMaker DataMatrix Barcode) into a DataMatrix symbol.
EmployeeIDBadge::Employee Number & "~d009" & EmployeeIDBadge::First Name &
"~d013" & EmployeeIDBadge::Last Name & " FileMaker DataMatrix Barcode"
* Versions prior to 2009 used "Barcode=" in place of "D=" when entering Data To Encode.
If assistance is needed, please contact IDAutomation.