Commonly known as SSRS, SQL Server Reporting Services is a powerful reporting platform that enables organizations to build complex reports that improve understanding of a wide range of factors in business including revenue analysis, quality of service, and even the efficiency of a store or websites’ layout. Many organizations choose to integrate SSRS barcodes into their environments which adds an entirely new level to inventory control, document tracking, marketing promotions and more. SSRS does not include barcode generation capability by default, however, and so most organizations look to a third party like IDAutomation for a solution they can rely on.
The best SSRS barcode solution is the .NET Assembly which is a font encoder tool that may be used in conjunction with any IDAutomation linear barcode font. This special encoder is designed to format the data-to-encode so that it generates a readable barcode when the font is applied to it according to spec of the particular Symbology as noted by the AIM or ANSI standard.
It is important to note that the .NET Assembly in this article is only going to work with the linear barcode fonts, as IDAutomation’s 2D barcode font package include their own .NET Forms Controls which can be used to achieve this same SSRS barcode integration goal.