Monday, October 10, 2011

How to Generate 2D Barcodes in Access 2010 with ActiveX Controls

by Nate Schubert

Microsoft Access is one of the premiere database tools on the market today, and allows users to keep track of all important contacts, inventory, mailing lists and other information. Barcode generation capability can be easily integrated into an Access database with the goal of increased efficiency and reduced human error by turning specific pieces of information into barcode representations that can be read by barcode scanners or smartphone apps. To date, the easiest method of generating 2D barcodes in Access 2010 is with the IDAutomation Linear + 2D Barcode ActiveX Control.

Our skilled technical support staff has created an excellent video tutorial that demonstrates just how easy it is to use the IDAutomation Linear + 2D Barcode ActiveX Control in Access 2010. Installation instructions and other similar information can be found in the Barcode ActiveX Control User Manual as well. The tutorial assumes that the control is already installed, and that a database has been created, complete with tablets and fields.

If you are interested in generating linear or 2D barcodes such as Data Matrix, PDF417, Aztec and others, please take few minutes to watch this helpful instructional video tutorial. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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