Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Field for BarCode
Author Lester Caine
> Thanks to everyone who replied about this issue.
> I'm glad to hear blob's aren't needed.
> I honestly wasn't sure.
> I know the next questions are a touch off topic, but they are
> somewhat relevant to my FB database.
> Because they are stored in CHAR fields (or VARCHAR) I'll obviously
> need to know the size of the barcode data.
> Who determines the symbologies?
> Is that something I can determine, or is it up to the actual scanner
> device?
> Or is it the actual barcodes?

One question I have not seen - how do you intend printing them?
Most specialist label printers have the 'barcode' generated
in the printer, so you just send the character or number string.
Personally I use FastReport, which has a range of available
barcodes, and works direct of the database field.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services