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The Barcode component enables users to incorporate scannable barcodes into their reports effortlessly. Barcodes are widely used in many industries for quick, reliable data entry and retrieval. By transforming a string of text into a barcode, you can facilitate the automation of data collection and improve the accuracy of the information captured.

Generating a Barcode

Creating a barcode within your report with CxReports involves a few simple steps. You start by selecting the Barcode component from the toolbox and dragging it into your report. Once placed, you input the text or data string that you wish to encode into the barcode.


One of the key advantages of using the Barcode component is the extensive range of customization options it offers. Users can adjust the following properties of a barcode:

  • Colors: Customize the color of the barcode lines (the bars themselves) as well as the background color to fit the theme of your report or to meet specific contrast requirements for scanning.

  • Size and Scaling: Adjust the size of your barcode to fit your report layout. You can scale the barcode proportionally without compromising scan reliability.

  • Text Options: Decide if you want to display the text beneath the barcode for human-readable reference, and customize the font and alignment of this text.

Practical Applications

Embedding a barcode into your report makes it more interactive and functional. It's beneficial in several scenarios, such as:

  • Inventory management reports, where each item has a unique barcode.
  • Event management, on tickets or passes for quick access control.
  • Retail, in pricing reports to facilitate label printing.