Generate Code39 Barcode in MS Access Database

1. Start Microsoft® Access® first.

If you are using Access 2000 or 2003, click menu ===> Tools ==> Macro ===> Security. Choose Low security level.
code39 Access Macro Security

If you are using Access 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019, click the Microsoft Office Button.
Office 2010 button Office 2016 button Office 2019 button
Then click Access Options, choose Trust Center. In the Macro Settings category, under Macro Settings, choose "Enable all macros" as shown below.

code39 Access Macro Setting

2. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
code39 Access VBA

3. From Visual Basic editor, choose menu Tools ===> References. It will popup a dialog. Click Browse button and choose cruflbcs.dll from your working folder.
Usually it's under C:\Program File (x86)\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder.
Click the checkbox beside crUFLBcs 4.0 Type Library as shown below. Then click OK button.

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4. Press Ctrl+M, it will popup a dialog, choose barcodesoft.bas under C:\Program File (x86)\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder. Then click "Open".

If you don't find barcodesoft.bas, please download it from code39.
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5. Close Visual Basic and go back to your Access database. Now, create a report in Design view and type in one of the following macros in the field where you want to show code39 barcode before apply font typeface, such as Code39mHr:

Please notice that 'data' is the Table name, 'code' is the Field name.

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6. Right click the field you want to display code39 barcode. Choose Properties from context menu. Apply one of the appropriate font typefaces to the field, such as code39mHr.

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