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Java Leitcode Barcodes Generator Guide

Deutsche Post Leitcode Bar Code Generation Guide in Java class, J2EE, Jasper Reports, iReport & Eclipse BIRT
  • Easily generate Leitcode barcodes in Java applications
  • Generate high quality Leitcode images in JPEG, GIF & PNG formats
  • 100% build in Java, compatible with JDK 1.4 and later version
  • Generate Leitcode barcodes on any applications and platforms with Java virtual machine installed
  • Generate Leitcode in Jasper Reports & iReport
  • Generate Leitcode in Eclipse BIRT
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Leitcode Barcode Introduction
Leitcode is also known as German Postal 2 of 5 Leitcode, Code Leitcode, Leitcode, Deutsche Post AG (DHL).
Leitcode barcode Symbology is used by German Post (Deutsche Post AG) (Deutsche Frachtpost). The Leitcode gives an indication of the destination.
The value to encode length is fixed to 13 digits plus 1 digit checksum which is automatically calculated by Java Barcode. The value to encode must have the following structure:
  • 5 digits for Postal code (Postleitzahl, PLZ)
  • 3 digits for Street ID/number
  • 3 digits for House number
  • 2 digits for Product code

Sample of a Deutsche Post Leitcode Barcode
Leitcode Encoding Data Scope
Leitcode Barcode for Java supports:
  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How to Generate Leitcode Barcode in Java Class?
The following Java code illustrates how to create a Leitcode barcode, and output to various formats.
1     Linear linear = new Linear(); 
2 linear.setType(Linear.LEITCODE);
3 linear.setData("8173908300200");
4 linear.renderBarcode("c:/barcode.gif");

5 BufferedImage bufferedImage = linear.renderBarcode();

6 byte[] barcodeBytes = linear.renderBarcodeToBytes();

7 Graphics2D g = ...
8 Rectangle2D rectangle = ...
9 linear.renderBarcode(g, rectangle);

10 OutputStream outputStream = ...
11 linear.renderBarcode(outputStream);
  • Create a Linear barcode object (line 1)
  • Set Linear object barcode type to Leitcode (line 2)
  • Set Leitcode barcode data to encode (line 3)
  • Encode generated Leitcode barcode into gif image file (line 4)
  • Generate Leitcode and output to BufferedImage object (line 5)
  • Generate Leitcode in bitmap and output to byte[] (line 6)
  • Generate Leitcode and draw to defined area (Rectangle2D) on Graphics2D (line 7-9)
  • Generate Leitcode and output to OutputStream (line 10-11)
How to Generate Leitcode Barcode Image in Java Web Applications?
There are two methods to create Leitcode barcode images in your Java web applications.
  1. The simplest way is to stream barcode image using our buildin barcode servlet application.
    • Download the Barcode for Java Trial Package, and unzip it.
    • Under java_barcode_trial package, copy barcode folder to your java servlet container like tomcat.
    • Restart tomcat. Now you have installed successfully.
    • To test your installation, open your web browser and navigate to:
    • To create barcode image in your JSP or html page, you need pass the url to IMG tag src value. For example,
      <img src="http://YourDomain:Port/barcode/linear?Data=8173908300200&Type=LEITCODE" />
      Using this method, it will not generate any barcode images in your server side.
  2. The second method is to generate barcode images in your server side.
    • Create a barcode image in server side, like
      Linear linear = new Linear();
      linear.renderBarcode("C:/Tools/Tomcat 5.5/webapps/YourWebApp/barcode-images/barcode.gif");
    • In your JSP or HTML page, you need use IMG tag to display generated image, like
      <img src="http://YourDomain:Port/YourWebApp/barcode-images/barcode.gif" />
How to Generate Barcode Leitcode Image in Jasper Reports, iReport, Eclipse BIRT?
Leitcode Barcode Property Settings
  1. Set the type property to Linear.LEITCODE
    Servlet URL Parameter: "Type". Value: 21. Sample: &Type=21.
  2. Set the data property with the value to encode. Type is String.
    Servlet URL Parameter: Data.
    • Valid Data Scope:
      • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Valid Data Format:
      • The valid data length should be 13 digits. And extra last digit is the checksum digit, do not include it in the data property.
    • Sample: "1234567890123".
  3. addCheckSum property is not applied here. Barcode Library will always add a check character in the last digit.
  4. Barcode image size settings.
    • Set property uom (Unit of Measure) for properties X, Y, leftMargin, rightMargin, topMargin and bottomMargin.
      Default is Linear.UOM_PIXEL (0). Valid values are Linear.UOM_PIXEL (0), Linear.UOM_CM (1), Linear.UOM_Inch (2).
      Servlet URL Parameter: "UOM". Value: 0 (pixel), 1 (cm), 2 (inch). Sample: &UOM=0.
    • Set the X (for barcode module width) and Y (for barcode module height) properties.
      Both types are float. Default X is 3. Y is 75.
      Servlet URL Parameter: "X", "Y". Sample: &X=3&Y=75.
    • Set the leftMargin, rightMargin, topMargin and bottomMargin properties, and types are all float.
      Default values are 0 for all 4 margin settings.
      Servlet URL Parameter: "LeftMargin", "RightMargin", "TopMargin", "BottomMargin". Sample: &LeftMargin=0.
    • Set the resolution property (Value is expressed in DPI - Dots per inch).
      Default is 72 dpi.
      Servlet URL Parameter: "Resolution". Sample: &Resolution=72.
  5. Setting up text style in barcode image.
    • Set the showText properties. If this value is true, barcode data will be displayed with the barcode.
      Default is true.
      Servlet URL Parameter: "ShowText". Value: "t" (true), "f" (false). Sample: &ShowText=t.
    • Set the textFont property. The font used to display text in barcode image.
      Default is new Font("Arial", Font.PLAIN, 11).
      Servlet URL Parameter: "TextFont". Value format: [font name]|[font style]|[font size]. Sample Values: &TextFont=Arial|Bold|12
  6. With rotate property, you can display barcode horizontally or vertically.
    Default value is 0.
    Servlet URL Parameter: "Rotate". Sample: &Rotate=0.
    Value can be:
    • 0 (Linear.ANGLE_0),
    • 1 (Linear.ANGLE_90),
    • 2 (Linear.ANGLE_180),
    • 3 (Linear.ANGLE_270).
How to Set Generated Leitcode Barcode Image Size?

All Java Barcode Types/Symbologies

Encode Linear Barcodes:
Encode Matrix Barcodes: