How to Insert a Barcode into a Report Template
These are directions to insert a Text Trace Field based barcode into the heading area of a template.
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written: 02/09/2023
last modified: 04/11/2024

This article gives step-by-step directions for inserting a barcode based on a Text Trace Field into the heading area (not within a table) of any report template in QC-CALC 4.x.

Steps to Add a Barcode to a Report Template

  1. To add a barcode to your report template in QC-CALC Real-Time, open the Report Designer (Report > Design Templates)
  2. Select the template you wish to edit
  3. Select Objects > Insert > Barcode
  4. Draw a square on the template to place the barcode object
  5. In the Barcode Properties window that pops up, select Formula and then Edit
  6. Paste or enter this formula:
(Barcode (Text_Trace_01_Value,"Datamatrix")) 
  • Select OK to close out of the Edit Formula window and then save the template (File > Save)

When you print a report using the template you will get a barcode of type “datamatrix” with the value of text trace field 1 encoded in the barcode.

The barcode can also store more than one value:

(Barcode (Text_Trace_01_Value+Text_Trace_02_Value,"QR Code"))

The formula above will print a QR Code that encodes the values of text trace fields 1 and 2

Barcode Properties and Formats

You can modify various barcode properties such as bar color, bar width, font, rotation, and more

Supported 1-D barcodes:

GTIN-13, EAN-13, UCC-13, JAN-13, EAN-14, UCC-14, GTIN-8, EAN-8, UCC-8, JAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, 2-of-5 Industrial, 2-of-5 Matrix, 2-of-5 Datalogic, Codabar, CODE11, Code39, 3-of-9, Alpha39, Extended code 39, Code 39 with CRC, Code128, GS1 128, EAN128, GS1 DataBar (Limited, Stacked, Stacked Omnidirectional, Stacked Truncated), IM (4CB/4-CB/USPS4CB), ISBN, MSI, Pharma-Zentral-Number, SSCC/NVE

Supported 2-D barcodes:

Aztec, Datamatrix, PDF417, QR Code

See "Supported Barcode Formats" in the Template Designer help document for a complete list of supported formats

Applies To

QC-CALC Enterprise v.4.00
QC-CALC Enterprise v.3.40
QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.10
QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.00
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.40


Reporting - QC-CALC 4.0
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