This Microsoft InfoPath Barcode Tutorial outlines how to integrate barcode generation in InfoPath forms without installing fonts, plug-ins or components by using the Dynamic Barcode Generator Service, which supports all popular linear barcode types and 2D symbols such as PDF417, MaxiCode, Data Matrix, QR-Code and more.
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.
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 Formula Files as described in the tutorial:
For example, a DataMatrix barcode is easily created in Microsoft InfoPath using the
NOTE: If SSL encryption is desired, change "http" to "https".
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 and Last Name) into a DataMatrix symbol.
concat("https://www.bcgen.com/demo/IDAutomationStreamingDataMatrix.aspx?D=", EmployeeID, "~d009", FirstName, "~d013", LastName)
Create QR-Code vCards by concatenating the desired contact fields to encode into barcode:
concat("https://www.bcgen.com/demo/IDAutomationStreamingQRCode.aspx?D=", "MECARD:N:", LastName, ",", FirstName, ";", "TEL:", PhoneNumber, ";", "EMAIL:", Email)
Barcode scanned returns: MECARD:N:Jones,Joe;TEL:555-123-4567;EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org
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