Using the Barcode Fonts in Crystal Reports

The barcode fonts and formulas works on Crystal Reports 2008 - 2020.

  1. Launch Crystal Reports and create a new blank report.
  2. Open the Field Explorer in Crystal Reports.



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



  4. Give the new formula a name (e.g code128).



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



  6. 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 Code128, copy the Encode_Code128Auto formula and paste it into the Formula Editor.

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



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

  9. Set the font of the formula field to the appropriate barcode font. For example, for Code 128, the font can be CCode128_S2 or CCode128_S3. The font preview in the drop down list of Crystal Reports may appear as barcodes.



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