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Barcode Formatting

Barcode Formatting

Barcode Formatting


I have a barcode report that prints the following barcode in the following format.

(91) 10200169 (37) 1

It use the following control source:

=Code128("~212" & "91" & [Delivery Docket Temp.SpecNo] & "" & "(37)" & [Weight],1,True)

which is taken from a table called Delivery Docket Temp which takes 2 fields named SpecNo and Weight. The barcode works perfect with the exception of the weight field. When the value in the weight field is a single digit the barcode does not format the way I would like.


If the value entered into the weight field is a double or triple digit (e.g. 10 or any number greater than 10 the barcode prints the following:

(91) 10200169 (37) 10

which is perfect.

But when the value entered into the weight field is a single digit (e.g. 1 or any number from 1 to 9 ) the barcode prints the following:

(91) 10200169 (371

not what I want.

Is there a way to write the following below so the barcode
=Code128("~212" & "91" & [Delivery Docket Temp.SpecNo] & "" & "(37)" & [Weight],1,True)

prints the barcode in this format?

(91) XXXXXXXX (37) X

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Barcode Formatting

I don't understand how the () are rendered around the 91 when they aren't in the expression. Are you suggesting the final ) is not rendered when the Weight is a single digit?

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

RE: Barcode Formatting

Hi Duane,

Yes, this is correct and I was able to play around with the placement of "" and finally got to work

=Code128("~212" & "91" & [Delivery Docket Temp.SpecNo] & "" & "(37)" & " " & [Weight],1,True)


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