PDF417 CGI Application

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PDF417 CGI parameters
Our barcode CGI generators understand both GET and POST requests.

Parameter Name Description Corresponding property of PDF417-ActiveX Default value
w PDF417 picture width. 200
h PDF417 picture height. 100
xdim PDF417 X-Dimension. This parameter makes sense only if the w and h parameters are not used. 2
data Sets the data that is to be encoded in the PDF417. DataToEncode 1234567
cmode PDF417 Compaction mode.
Possible values: 0...3
CompactionMode 0
ecl PDF417 Error Correction Level.
Possible values: 0...9
ErrorCorrectionLevel 9
col Data Columns.
Possible values: 0(auto)...30
DataColumns 3
row Data Rows.
Possible values: 0(auto), 3...90
DataRows 0
cpdf Compact PDF.
Possible values: 0(normal PDF417) or 1(compact)
CompactPDF 1
angle Orientation of the PDF417 bar code.
Possible values: 0, 90, 180, 270
Orientation 0
quiet Show quiet zones.
Possible values: 0(hide) or 1(show)
QuietZone 1
alignh Horizontal barcode alignment.
Possible values: 0...3
AlignH 1
alignv Vertical barcode alignment.
Possible values: 0...3
AlignV 1
bcolor Background color.
Possible values: 000000...ffffff
The color must be presented as RGB, i.e. you should specify the value ff0000 for the red color.
BackColor ffffff (white)
fcolor Foreground color.
Possible values: 000000...ffffff
ForeColor 000000 (black)
y2x PDF417 Y to X Ratio. Y2XRatio 4.0
help Displays information about our PDF417 CGI generator. See below.
debug Displays information about the error. See below.

If you specify the following parameters:


"HelloWorld" will be encoded in the PDF417 barcode, the x-dimension is 2 pixels, the background color is yellow, the foreground color is blue. See the picture below.

Using PDF417 CGI barcode generator

To get information about the PDF417 CGI application (and also the license information), just specify the parameter help:


If the web server returns an error for some reason (for example, a CGI Error for a Windows server or an Internal Server Error for Linux), you may have specified some parameters incorrectly. Try specifying the parameters as shown below and you will get such an error.


As you can see, the width of the PDF417 image is set to 1 pixel. Of course, a PDF417 barcode image cannot have this size. To get debugging information, add the parameter debug and you will see an error message:


Using PDF417 CGI barcode generator with debug information.