This tutorial provides steps for generating barcodes images in Cognos using the any of IDAutomation's streaming barcode products.
Once the URL generated from the streaming component is embedded, barcode images can be rendered in Cognos reports.
tutorial uses the free version of the Dynamic
Barcode Generator Service, which includes a watermark. After
purchase or implementation of IDAutomation's other
streaming barcode products, a unique web address will be available that excludes the watermark.
This tutorial demonstrates how to insert a barcode into the report through the DataItem. The example assumes a database is already created and that the Dynamic Barcode Generator Service demo URL will be used. The fields for this example include Product Number, Product Type, Product Name, and Description. An additional field using the Product Number, which will be converted to the barcode by setting the D (Data To Encode) parameter, will be added as the last column.
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