BIRT EAN-128 Generator Tutorial

Generate barcode EAN 128 images in BIRT Reports

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Generate EAN 128 in BIRT Reports, GS1 128 Barcode Generation using BIRT Barcode Generator

  • Easy to generate GS1 128 / EAN 128 barcodes in BIRT reports
  • Simple to redistribute BIRT GS1 128 / EAN 128 barcode library (jar)
  • Supported printing GS1 compatible EAN-128 with AI
  • No registration key or activation code required
  • Completely developed in Eclipse BIRT Custom Extended Report Item framework.
  • Mature BIRT GS1 128 / EAN 128 barcode generation plugin using Java Barcode Generator library

BIRT Barcode GS1 128 / EAN 128 Generator Introduction
BIRT Barcode is an Eclipse BIRT Custom Extended Report Item which helps you easily generate and print high quality 1D (linear) and 2D (matrix) barcodes in your BIRT reports.

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EAN-128 / GS1-128 Introduction

GS1-128 is an application standard of the GS1 implementation using the Code 128 barcode specification. The former correct name was UCC/EAN-128. Other no longer used names have included UCC-128 and EAN-128. GS1-128 uses a series of Application Identifiers to include additional data such as best before dates, batch numbers, quantities, weights and many other attributes needed by the user.

BIRT EAN 128/GS1 128 Generator - Valid Data Scope

  • All 128 characters of ASCII: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc
  • Values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII.

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How to Generate EAN-128 in BIRT Report
Here is a sample to print EAN-128 / GS1-128 in BIRT Report. For more details, view here: BIRT Barcode Generator - Developer Guide
  1. Copy com.onbarcode.barcode.birt_2.2.1.jar to your Eclipse plugins directory "\eclipse\plugins\"
  2. Create a new empty report in BIRT Report barcoding project
  3. Create a new empty report in BIRT Report barcoding project
  4. Right click the report item you have added, and select "Properties" menu item to edit barcode parameters
  5. You will find all barcode properties in the "General" tab. Please note that the values for "Data" and "UPC/EAN Supplement Data" should be arounded by """, unless you are inputting expression
  6. Change Barcode Type into GS1-128/ EAN-128 in the general tab. Preview the report and an EAN-128 image is printed on your BIRT report
  7. If you want to encode barcode data from BIRT report data set, you need to input expression to "Data" property like "row["CUSTOMERNUMBER"]"
BIRT Barcode Code 128 Generator - Property Settings
Category Properties Value Comments
Basic Property: Data Type: expression
Default: ""
  • If you encode the barcode data text directly, the text string should be around by " " ", such as "12345"

  • If you encode the barcode data from dataset, input the expression, such as row["CUSTOMERNUMBER"]
Barcode value to encode.

GS1 128 / EAN 128 Valid Data Char Set:

  • all 128 characters of ASCII

  • values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII.

Property: Add CheckSum Char Type: boolean
Default: false
Add CheckSum Char property is not applied here.
GS1 128
EAN 128
Property: Process Tilde Type: boolean
Default: false
Set the Process Tilde property to true, if you want use the tilde character "~" to specify special characters in the input data.

  • 1-byte character: ~0dd/~1dd/~2dd (character value from 000 ~ 255); ASCII character '~' is presented by ~126
    Strings from "~256" to "~299" are unused
  • 2-byte character (Unicode): ~6ddddd (character value from 00000 ~ 65535)
    Strings from "~665536" to "~699999" are unused
  • for GS1 AI Code:
    ~ai2: AI code with 2 digits
    ~ai3: AI code with 3 digits
    ~ai4: AI code with 4 digits
    ~ai5: AI code with 5 digits
    ~ai6: AI code with 6 digits
    ~ai7: AI code with 7 digits
Property: Unit of Measure Type: int
Default: 0 (pixel)
Unit of meature for all size related settings in the library.
Valid values: 0: pixel; 1: inch; 2: cm.
Property: X Type: float
Default: 1
Width of barcode bar module (narrow bar), default is 1 pixel
Property: Y Type: float
Default: 30
Height of barcode bar module, default is 30 pixel
Property: Left Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image left margin size.
Property: Right Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image right margin size.
Property: Top Margin Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image top margin size.
Property: Bottom Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image bottom margin size.
Property: Resolution (in dpi) Type: int
Default: 72
Barcode image resolution in DPI (Dots per inch).
Property: Rotate Type: int
Default: 0 (rotate angle in 0 degree)
Valid values:

  • 0 (rotate angle in 0 degree)
  • 90 (rotate angle in 90 degree)
  • 180 (rotate angle in 180 degree)
  • 270 (rotate angle in 270 degree)
Property: Show Text Type: boolean
Default: true
If true, display barcode data text under the barcode, otherwise do not display.
Property: Text Font Size Type: int
Default: 11
Barcode text font size.
Property: Text Margin Type: float
Default: 6
Space between barcode and barcode data text, default is 6 pixels
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