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    Codabar is a barcode that uses alphanumeric characters including, A B C D + - : . / $ and all numbers. This is widely used in sectors where serial numbers are required, such as blood Banks, door-to-door delivery service orders, and membership card management.

    The below image displays Codabar barcode in a PDF document.

    Codabar

    Formula definition

    You can set codabar in a worksheet using the following formula:

    =BC_CODABAR(value, color, backgroudColor, showLabel, labelPosition, checkDigit, nwRatio, fontFamily, fontStyle, fontWeight, fontTextDecoration, fontTextAlign, fontSize, quietZoneLeft, quietZoneRight, quietZoneTop, quietZoneBottom)

    Parameter

    Name Description
    value A string that represents encode on the symbol of QRCode.
    color A color that represents the barcode color. The default value is 'rgb(0,0,0)'.
    backgroundColor A color that represents the barcode backgroundcolor. The default value is 'rgb(255, 255, 255)'
    showLabel Specifies whether to show label text when the barcode has label.
    labelPosition ?A value that represents the label position when the label is shown.
    checkDigit Specifies whether the symbol needs a check digit. The default value is 'false'.
    nwRatio A value that represents the wide and narrow bar ratio. It has values 2|3. The default value is '3'.
    fontFamily A string that represents the label text fontFamily. The default value is 'sans-serif'.
    fontStyle A string that represents the label text fontStyle. The default value is 'normal'.
    fontWeight A string that represents the label text fontWeight. The default value is 'normal'.
    fontTextDecoration A string that represents the label text fontTextDecoration. The default value is 'none'.
    fontTextAlign A string that represents the label text fontTextAlign. The default value is 'center'.
    fontSize A string that represents the label text fontSize. The default value is '12px'.
    quietZoneLeft A value that represents the size of left quiet zone.
    quietZoneRight A value that represents the size of right quiet zone.
    quietZoneTop A value that represents the size of top quiet zone.
    quietZoneBottom A value that represents the size of bottom quiet zone.

    Using Code

    This example code sets Codabar in the worksheet.

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    // Create a new workbook
    Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
    // Set worksheet layout and data
    IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);
    worksheet.getRange("B:F").setColumnWidth(20);
    worksheet.getRange("4:7").setRowHeight(60);
    worksheet.getRange("A:A").setColumnWidth(5);
    worksheet.getRange("B2").setValue("Codabar");
    worksheet.getRange("B2:F2").setMergeCells(true);
    worksheet.getRange("B3:G3")
            .setValue(new Object[][] { { "Name", "Number", "Default", "Change checkDigit", "Change nwRatio" } });
    worksheet.getRange("B4:C7").setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.Center);
    worksheet.getRange("B4:C7").setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.Center);
    worksheet.getRange("B2:F3").setHorizontalAlignment(HorizontalAlignment.Center);
    worksheet.getRange("B2:F3").setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.Center);
    worksheet.getRange("B4:C6").setValue(new Object[][] { { "Notebook", "6935205311092" },
            { "Paper", "6922266446146" }, { "Value can contain letters and some symbol", "A1234+-/.$A" } });
    worksheet.getRange("B4:C6").setWrapText(true);
    worksheet.getRange("G6").setWrapText(true);
    worksheet.getPageSetup().setOrientation(PageOrientation.Landscape);
    worksheet.getPageSetup().setPrintGridlines(true);
    
    // Set formula
    for (int i = 4; i < 7; i++) {
        worksheet.getRange("D" + i).setFormula("=BC_CODABAR" + "(C" + i + ")");
        worksheet.getRange("E" + i).setFormula("=BC_CODABAR" + "(C" + i + ",,,,,\"true\")");
        worksheet.getRange("F" + i).setFormula("=BC_CODABAR" + "(C" + i + ",,,,,,\"2\")");
    }
    
    // Save to an pdf file
    workbook.save("Codabar.pdf");

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