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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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