5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2008 4:02 PM by Abnish Jain RSS

How to print BAR CODE in SAP SMART FORMS

Abnish Jain
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Hi,

 

I want to print inspection lot's BAR CODE in the smart form, but i dont know the way how to print this into the smartform.

 

if anyone have any idea, please suggest me how to print this as it is urgent for me to complete the object.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Best Regards,

Abnish Jain

  • Re: How to print BAR CODE in SAP SMART FORMS
    Naren Someneni
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    Hello Abnish,

     

    Welcome to SDN.

     

    We are able to print barcodes from smartforms. Doing this way, we print barcodes on laser printers.

     

    We are also printing from sap to zebra printers using two ways:

    1. Download the data to an excel sheet, then creating a macro that opens the printer port and sending the commands to the printer through this "file". All this is done via vb script provided with excel)..

    2. The second way is creating a vbscript (an ascii file from sap) with the printer commands and then runing it using ws_execute.

     

    You need a barcode reader to read the barcodes, and this scanner acts like a keyboard, it sends the data scanned to the active field on screen. (which might be a notepad, word, excel or an input field or ... ).

     

    From 4.6c on, you can use smartforms to print barcodes without buying any barcode.dll software nor hardware extention like Bardimm on any laser/inkjet printer (Please Note that I haven't mentioned Zebra printers here!). To do this, you have to create a smartstyle -> character format with the desired barcode font (defined within sap). Then in the smartform, create a window, put the field and associate it the character format. That's all (I mean, that's all we do at least :-). I think, you have to consider the barcode specifications before sending the barcode value to the smartform (Just an example, if you're using 3 of 9, the code should start and end with an asterisk - '*' -) We're printing an interleaved 2 out of 5 barcode in our invoices due to a legal requirement, and we did it this way.

     

    3. If you have a barcode scanner, then you should not need reading the barcode into an ascii file to get the data read in an standard or custom screen field. You can read it directly to the field you want. (unless... you have complex data coded in the barcode - for example if you're using an ean-ucc 128 compliant code and you're sending several fields in a single code ... In this case, an interface is almost mandatory because you must interpret the data fields according to the ucc standard, split the code into several fields .... and .... pure programming logic ).

    To put it clear: if you have to read, for example, a barcode that holds the legal number of an invoice using a barcode scanner and this number should be sent to migo-> bktxt then you don't need an interface. The scanner itself acts like a fast operator entering the characters using a keyboard and filling in the field.

    We're reading barcodes in several places (when we finish each pallet, when we receive an invoice, and so on. Each case is a different screen. We arent using an ascii file to read these barcodes. Furthermore, we read the invoice legal number into migo bktxt field (Head Text).

     

    http://www.sap-img.com/abap/questions-about-bar-code-printing-in-sap.htm

     

    Regards

    Naren

  • Re: How to print BAR CODE in SAP SMART FORMS
    Shreekant Ashkani
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    You will have to create the Bar code in Smart style character format and use the style in the smartform.

     

    Shreekant

  • Re: How to print BAR CODE in SAP SMART FORMS
    Jaime Cordeiro
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    Hi Abnish Jain

    Check this threads:

    bar code in Smartforms

     

    This will help you

     

    Best regards

    Jaime cordeiro

  • Re: How to print BAR CODE in SAP SMART FORMS
    Abnish Jain
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    Links given are useful..........

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