Barcode REST API

Barcodes as a Service (Software as a Service, SaaS)

REST APIWith the ActiveBarcode REST API barcodes can be generated without installing any software. Barcodes were created by a https request and can be integrated universally into any workflow, html page, web- and desktop application. Regardless of the platform and development environment used, you can create all barcode that you need with ease. The REST API allows to automate tasks that need to generate barcodes.

The barcodes are generated on our servers. No plugins or extensions required on the client side. The software installation and maintenance is completely eliminated.

Highly accurate barcodes
Highly accurate barcodes
Server-side generation
Server-side generation
Automation
Automation
Platform independent
Platform independent
No installation & No maintenance
No installation & No maintenance
Here's an example of how to use it within your HTML page or web app:

PNG
<img src="https://api.activebarcode.net/v1/png?code=CODE128&text=ActiveBarcode&access=YOUR-KEY-HERE" />
JPG
<img src="https://api.activebarcode.net/v1/jpg?code=CODE128&text=ActiveBarcode&access=YOUR-KEY-HERE" />

This creates a barcode of the type Code 128 coding the text ActiveBarcode. This IMG tag in a simple HTML file will create this:

This simple IMG tag creates the barcode



  • Parameters allow to create all barcodes types with properties as needed.
  • You can try out and evaluate the REST API by omitting the API key. Without the access key, the barcode will be branded with a notice: "For evaluation use only".
  • Your access-key is not bound to a specifc device or user. So you can use it from as many users or devices as you like.
  • The ActiveBarcode API is constantly monitored for availability and performance.
  • The API will constantly updated, improved and extended with new features.
    You simply use the API but don't have to setup or maintain anything.
  • The ActiveBarcode API creates PNG and JPG images to allow a wide range of applications. Best practise is to use PNG because this format creates compact and loseless images and is therefore a perfect match for barcodes.

Pricing

  • Monthly subscription that can be canceled any day.
  • The prices for your country and currency will be shown at the order form.
    The valid VAT for your country and the resulting price will be displayed in the order process.
  • The first month is offered at a very low price allowing you to try out everything at almost no charge.
  • 10.000 requests each month.
  • Order your access key and start using the ActiveBarcode REST API now:


How to use

Google Sheets How to add barcodes to Google Sheets
Google Docs How to add barcodes to Google Docs
Google Slides How to add barcodes to Google Slides

Examples

JavaScript, React:
Add dynamic barcodes via the ActiveBarcode REST API into any HTML project using JavaScript:
Make the API call on the server:
If you have the need to hide the API-key at your public html code, you can make the API call on the server. This php code snippet will give you the basic idea. You can migrate this to any other server side scripting language: wget:
Retrieve a barcode image file with wget or simply using ActiveBarcodeCLI. Visual Basic:
A barcode with the text of the input field is called up via barcode API and drawn into the picturebox.
C#:
A barcode with the text of the input field is called up via barcode API and drawn into the picturebox.
Excel & VBA (Visual Basic for Applications):
The value of the active cell is displayed as a barcode in an image using the barcode API.
Word & VBA (Visual Basic for Applications):
The value of a form field is displayed as a barcode in an image using the barcode API.
Delphi:
A barcode with the text of a input field is retrieved via Barcode API and drawn into an image.