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Sets primary parameter.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Barcode 7.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Barcode.SetPrimary"; Text; Encoding )


Parameter Description Example value
Text The text to use. "Hello World"
Encoding The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is UTF-8.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns OK or error.


Sets primary parameter.
Needed for some barcodes like MaxiCode.


Create Maxicode with Primary text:

Set Field [Barcode Generation::Image; ""]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Barcode.SetOptions"; 4)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Barcode.SetPrimary"; "999999999840012")]
Set Variable [$img; Value:MBS("Barcode.Generate"; "MAXICODE"; "Secondary Message Here")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Barcode.SetPrimary"; "")]
If [MBS("IsError") = 0]
    Set Field [Barcode Generation::Image; MBS( "GMImage.WriteToPNGContainer"; $img; "barcode.png")]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "GMImage.Destroy"; $img )]
End If

Create maxicode:

Set Field [ Barcode Generation::Image ; "" ]
Set Variable [ $img ; Value: MBS("Barcode.SetOptions"; 2) ]
Set Variable [ $img ; Value: MBS("Barcode.SetPrimary"; "999999999840012"; "utf8") ]
Set Variable [ $img ; Value: MBS("Barcode.Generate"; "Maxicode"; "Secondary Message Here") ]
If [ MBS("IsError") = 0 ]
    Set Field [ Barcode Generation::Image ; MBS( "GMImage.WriteToPNGContainer"; $img; "barcode.png") ]
    Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "GMImage.Destroy"; $img ) ]
End If

See also

Barcode.SetOptions   -   Barcode.UPCChecksum

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