Using the Barcode Fonts in Crystal Reports

  1. Open the Field Explorer in Crystal Report.

  2. Create a new formula by right clicking Formula Field and select New.

  3. Give the new formula a name (e.g barcode39).

  4. You will now see the Formular Workshop. Set the syntax of the formula to 'Basic Syntax'.

  5. Copy the formula for the barcode that you intend to use from the file CR_Formula.txt (in the Resource subdirectory) to the Crystal Report's Formula Editor. For example, if you want to use Code39, copy the Encode_Code39 formula and paste it into the Formula Editor.

  6. Modify the 'data = "12345678' statement so that it connects to your data source. For example, change the statement to data = { Employee.Name }.

  7. Save the formula and drag it to your report to create a formula field.

  8. Set the font of the formula field to the appropriate barcode font. For example, for Code 39, the font can be CCode39_S2 or CCode39_S3. (Note the font preview in the drop down list of Crystal Reports may appear as barcodes)

  9. Click on the Preview tab to see the generated barcode.