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Generate UPC-A Barcode in Microsoft® Access®

UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8 and Bookland barcodes are widely used in retail business. They require checksum calculation. What they encode is also known as GTIN.

With Barcodesoft UPCA EAN13 barcode font package and Microsoft® Office®, it has never been so easy to print UPCA EAN13 bar code from your Windows computer and desktop printer.

1. Install UpcEan demo on your computer.

2. Open DOS prompt. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, please Open DOS prompt as administrator.

Please go to the following folder
CD C:\Program Files\Common Files\Barcodesoft\FontUtil
Type in the following DOS command to register crUFLbcs.dll
regsvr32 crUFLbcs.dll

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3. Start Microsoft® Access® first.

If you are using Access 2000 or 2003, click menu ===> Tools ==> Macro ===> Security. Choose Low security level.
upca Access Macro Security

If you are using Access 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019, click the Microsoft Office Button.
Office 2010 button Office 2016 button Office 2019 button
Then click Access Options, choose Trust Center. In the Macro Settings category, under Macro Settings, choose "Enable all macros" as shown below.

upca Access Macro Setting

4. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
upca Access VBA

5. From Visual Basic editor, choose menu Tools ===> References. It will popup a dialog. Click Browse button and choose cruflbcs.dll from your working folder.
Usually it's under C:\Program File\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder.
Click the checkbox beside crUFLBcs 4.0 Type Library as shown below. Then click OK button.

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6. Press Ctrl+M, it will popup a dialog, choose barcodesoft.bas under C:\Program File\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder. Then click "Open".

If you don't find barcodesoft.bas, please download it from upca.
upca import vba

Or you can copy and paste from code snippet below

Public Function UPCA(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
UPCA = obj.UPCA(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

Public Function UPCE(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
UPCE = obj.UPCE(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

Public Function Ean_13(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
Ean_13 = obj.EAN13(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

Public Function Ean_8(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
Ean_8 = obj.EAN8(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

Public Function Bookland(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
Bookland = obj.Bookland(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

7. Close Visual Basic and go back to your Access database. Now, create a report in Design view and type in one of the following macros in the field where you want to show UPCA barcode before apply font typeface, such as UpcEanM:
=upca([data.code])
=upce([data.code])
=ean13([data.code])
=ean8([data.code])
=bookland([data.code])

Please notice that 'data' is the Table name, 'code' is the Field name.

upca barcode excel macro

8. Right click the field you want to display upca barcode. Choose Properties from context menu. Apply one of the appropriate font typefaces to the field, such as UpcEanM.

upca import vba

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