FileMaker Pro Barcode Integration Guide

Claris FileMaker Business PartnerIDAutomation barcode products may be integrated into Claris FileMaker Pro forms and reports. The following chart may be used to determine the best method for integrating barcodes into FileMaker. These products require FileMaker Pro Advanced for the developer to embed the object within the database. After the developer makes the changes, any version of FileMaker can be used to make use of the barcodes.

Recommended Solutions   Notes   Barcode Types
 
Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Generator

Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Windows Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Mac Font Encoder Object For FileMaker Go in iOS

  • Supports FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go versions 12 and up, Windows, Mac, and iOS.
  • Adds integrated barcode generation without any dependencies; no barcode fonts, linked fields, relationships, or scripts are needed.
  • Provided as an easy to use copy and paste native barcode object.
  • X Dimensions must be in increments of .03 CM or 12 MILS. To gain more accuracy over the symbol size, IDAutomation recommends using a Barcode Font with the FileMaker Font Encoder.


  • Linear and 2D Symbologies
 
Using a Barcode Font with the FileMaker Font Encoder.

Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Windows Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Mac Font Encoder Object For FileMaker Go in iOS
  • Requires barcode fonts to be installed on each machine that will generate barcodes.
  • Supports FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go versions 12 and up, Windows, Mac, and iOS.
  • X Dimensions can be more precise as specified in the font specifications.
  • Supports printing to low-resolution thermal printers.
  • Universal Fonts should be used in place of Code 128 or ITF to overcome Windows and MAC compatibility issues.
  • Self-Checking barcode fonts such as Code 39 or Codabar can be easily integrated without the font encoder.
  • Linear barcode fonts such as Code 128, GS1-128, Code 93, Code 39 MOD43, ITF, UPC, and EAN can also be integrated with FileMaker Custom Functions. These custom functions are font encoders that allow the barcodes to appear within text fields.

  • Linear and 2D Symbologies


Other Integration Options   Notes   Barcode Types

 
Barcode Fonts & FileMaker Plug-In

Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Plug-In for Windows (32 & 64 bit) Native FileMaker Pro Barcode Plug-In for Mac (32-bit)

  • The plugin does not support MAC in 64 bit and is now considered a legacy product.
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 7 & up.
  • Requires barcode fonts to be installed on each machine that will generate barcodes.
  • Supports printing to low-resolution thermal printers.
  • Linear and 2D Symbologies
 
Dynamic Barcode Generator Service

Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Windows Font Encoder Object For FileMaker in Mac Font Encoder Object For FileMaker Go in iOS
  • Supports FileMaker Versions 12 & up.
  • WebDirect Compatible.
  • Barcodes are instantly generated and displayed in HTML with the IMG tag; parameters in the URL determine the data to encode.
  • Barcode web service is hosted and managed by IDAutomation, which means no software to install.
  • X Dimensions must be in increments of .03 CM or 12 MILS. To gain more accuracy over the symbol size, IDAutomation recommends using a Barcode Font with the FileMaker Font Encoder.
  • Refer to the Streaming Barcodes in FileMaker tutorial.

  • Linear and 2D Symbologies


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