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Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

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  • 1.  Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-22-2015 09:19 AM

    I am investigating if it is possible to print a barcode (CODE3OF9) on a report. I think that it is possible to create a DDS user source, something like:

     

    A            ZBUVT3        12A       50BARCODE(CODE3OF9 2 (*WIDTH .007) +

                                           (*RATIO 2) *HRZ *HRI)

     

    But when I attach the user source to the field before, I cannot generate the function (type PRTFIL) but I see no errors in the source when

    I search with 'E*'.

     

    And I am also not shure how I can pass the value to the field ZBUVT3, it should be a person number.

     

    Does anybody has an idea?

     

    Thanks, Ueli



  • 2.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-22-2015 10:49 AM

    Following link may help from previous developers experiences on the topic of 'barcode' I only mention it as you might not be aware of the previous forum. I personally can offer no personal help on the topic

     

    Edge Forum Archive - [Edge] Advantage 2E Tips & Techniques - Producing Bar Code from Synon print file

     

    Edge Forum Archive - Search Results

     

    https://communities.ca.com/message/2266592#2266592



  • 3.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-23-2015 06:49 AM

    Thank you very much for your information. I will look at it.



  • 4.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?
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    Posted 10-23-2015 08:43 AM

    It has been quite awhile but I did exactly what you are trying to do.  Check the compiler listing for the errors.  I had to use a compiler override on the DDS to change the Printer Device Type to *IPDS.  Otherwise I attached user source to the field just as you did to add the BARCODE keyword.  In the action diagram I have a *MOVE statement to get the value into the barcode field.  . 



  • 5.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-26-2015 05:54 AM

    Thank you. It is important to apply a compiler override as you discribed it in your answer. You can specify *IPDS or *AFPDS as printer device type.



  • 6.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-26-2015 02:08 PM

    Ulrich, did the help you've gotten so far help you solve your problem?



  • 7.  Re: Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

    Posted 10-27-2015 03:04 AM

    Yes, meanwhile I have created an example (test function) which I can give to the customer. My main problem was that I did not apply a compiler override on the printer device type keyword.