Demo on bar code printing using SAP Scripts/Smart forms

By Suseela Sarode, Tata Consultancy Services

This document will explain the printing of bar code using SAP Scripts/Smart forms

Target Readers: SAP-ABAP consultants with knowledge of layout designing.

Definition:  Bar codes are often printed on labels to allow machine to read the data. SAP has provided this feature to achieve through SAP Script / Smart forms

A Bar code will looks like: 

Follow the steps for creation of customize bar code style:

Step1: Go to T-code: SE73 àClick on ‘System bar code’ à Click on ‘Change’

Step2: Click on create icon on the screen, It will ask for create new barcode technology or conventional bar code technology  

Step3: Choose for the new bar code technology. Provide bar code name and short text

In the bar code symbology à choose ‘PDF417’. The below are the SAP supported barcode formats.  


Step4: Provide barcode name and short text

Step5: In this step choose the barcode alignment as ‘Normal’, this will provide the scan direction

Types of alignment: The alignment is to provide scan direction of the barcode

Normal alignment will scan from left to right.

Rotated alignment will scan by 90 degree from top to bottom

Inverted alignment will scan by 180 degree from right to left

Bottom-up alignment will scan by 270 degree from bottom to top  

Step6: After this provide the below parameter for the barcode

Step7: Now save the barcode definition in a transport request

Step8: Provide the Transport request details as below.

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