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Has anybody used SAP Script, Smart Forms, ABAP or any other way in SAP to generate bar codes on printable process documents

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  • Posted on Feb 17, 2004 at 04:41 PM

    We have two different methods to produce barcodes. If we want barcodes on existing documents (SAPScript), we use a module called JetCAPS Intelligent Barcode SIMM. There is more information on this in OSS note 5196. Smart Forms is supposed to have built in Barcode functionality (OSS Notes 430887, 645158 and 706743), but we haven't tried that out yet.

    Finally for barcode labels we use a third-party tool call Loftware. It has a nice WYSIWIG label editor and many of the industry standard labels already delivered. You can check out more at their website: http://www.loftware.com

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  • Posted on Feb 18, 2004 at 11:39 AM

    Hello Vinay

    I have created a lot of SAP Scripts printing barcodes. I have tried 3 different ways that all works very well.

    1. solution based on JetCaps barcode modules JetCaps for HP laser printers. This is a hardware based solution where you have to insert the module into your printer. I'm not sure, but I guess that this solution is better for performance. On the other hand its more expensive and when your barcode printer crashes you have to move the barcode module befor you can use another printer.

    This solution is very vell integrated with SAPScript.

    You can also use it in ABAP with the "print-control" statement.

    2. With a tool called RBarc+ the barcodes are generated as graphics in a way similar to upload of logos etc. to standard texts in SAP. I have used this tool together with SAPScript, but the documentation also has ex. showing how to use it with ABAP. The advantage of this solution is that you can print on any HP laser printer without the JetCaps barcode module. As far as I remember the price for RBARC+ is equal to the price of JetCaps modules for 5 - 6 printers, so if you have a lot of barcode printers this is less expensive.

    3. I have also tried to create barcodes on ZEBRA lable printers. This was some years ago. As far as I remember the barcodes was generated in same way as the RBarc+ tool. We only used the tool with SAPScript.

    Best regards

    Thomas Madsen Nielsen

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    • Hey Thomas,

      We were looking at Barcode.dll for printing bar codes, and what we understand from this is that we can buy this once and use it to print it on any printer[ Please correct me if I am wrong ]. So that is the solution we are looking currently to go ahead with. But we have still not finalized it and our decision stands to be corrected for a better solution.

      Thanks,

      Amit

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    Posted on Mar 10, 2004 at 10:49 PM

    Has anyone managed to print vertical barcodes/text using print control statements for a postscript printer?

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