How To Generate Barcodes With FileMaker Pro

How To Generate Barcodes With FileMaker Pro

Want a free and simple solution for creating barcodes right inside of FileMaker? No plugins, no paid extra stuff–totally free. Well, that’s what this tutorial teaches you to make. This comes in handy when you start developing applications for FileMaker Go as it enables you to use barcodes in your app without the need for barcode fonts or plugins (save money, develop more).

You can create many types of barcodes from Code128 to Code39, etc., and even QR Codes.

All you have to do is know a little HTML and Javascript to make it happen, along with FileMaker Pro’s Web Viewer.

The tutorial below shows just how to go about it.

Many thanks to artdomg @ jqueryscript.net for providing the jQuery Plugin to make this happen.

You will need to download:

  1. jQuery and
  2.  jQuery Barcode

Good Luck!

Below is a link to the sample file:

Barcode Generator Sample File [BarcodeGenerator.fmp12.zip]

7 thoughts on “How To Generate Barcodes With FileMaker Pro

    1. Hi Jorge, yes they can be read by a commercial barcode reader. Just make sure to use the code type for that particular reader.

  1. Thank you this is very helpful, however, I am having an issue using this as a hosted solution via Webdirect. The web viewer does not show. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

  2. totally impressed, but only have one question

    the barcode displays well using my FMPro client. But when I conenct to the webviewer through filemaker server I get a blank field. You have a magic trick to overcome this, meaning having it displayed also in web viewer ?

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