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Create Barcodes in MS Access

  • This tutorial shows how to create UPC-A barcodes in Microsoft Access using BarCodeWiz UPC EAN Fonts.
  • To learn how to do that watch the video or follow the steps below

Step 1. Import module with barcode functions.

  • Click on Database Tools tab > Visual Basic (or press Alt + F11).

  • Right-click on the database name and select "Import File"...

  • Select BarCodeWizUPCEAN.bas
  • The default location of the file is:
    C:\Program Files\BarCodeWiz\BarCodeWiz UPC EAN Fonts

  • The following module should now be part of the Access file

Step 2. Create a new Table

  • Create a new table with barcode data. Name the table Items (or simply use an existing table). Our table has the following data:

Step 3. Create a new report

  • Click on Create tab > Report Design

Step 4. Set Record Source of the report

  • Go to report Properties window and set the Record Source property to Items (the name of our table from step 2).

 Important: Never use the same name for text box as your table field's name.

Step 5. Insert a TextBox for Barcode into the Detail section or the report. Set these properties:

  • Control Source: =BCW_UPCA([item_barcode])
  • Border Style: Transparent
  • Font Name: BCW_UPCEAN_1
  • Font Size: 48
  • Font Color: #000000

Step 6. Add Item Name and Item Price

  • Add two more Text Boxes and change their Control Source to item_name and item_price, respectively

Step 7. Print or Print Preview the report.

  • The report is ready to save or print.