Datamatrix Code With Text Follow

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Hi everybody,

I was wondering if it is possible to add a data matrix code with a text field, which shows the same content? I just couldn't figure out how to do this. Somebody else on the forum mentioned it's possible to link a text field to the content of the matrix code, but I don't see how to accomplish that. I'm currently using the UltraLite edition of Bartender, is this possibly the problem? This version came with the label printer.

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Rainer

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[quote name='Rainer' timestamp='1349977957' post='3475']
Hi everybody,

I was wondering if it is possible to add a data matrix code with a text field, which shows the same content? I just couldn't figure out how to do this. Somebody else on the forum mentioned it's possible to link a text field to the content of the matrix code, but I don't see how to accomplish that. I'm currently using the UltraLite edition of Bartender, is this possibly the problem? This version came with the label printer.

Regards
Rainer
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Hello Ranier,

The UltraLite edition doesn't allow you to use label object strings or share data between objects, so it's not possible to create a linked text object in that edition. You would need the Professional edition or higher to be able to do that.

There are two ways that you could set that up in a compatible edition. You can either create a text object, set it to the data type 'Object Value', and select the barcode you want it to reflect, or you can give the barcode a share name, then select that same share name in the text object. Using sharenames is preferable when you're going to be sharing the data among multiple objects. The major benefit to using an object string is that it will pass across check digits, which a sharename won't.

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