How to generate barcode for barcode generator API in Python using PDF.co Web API

How to generate barcode in Python with easy ByteScout code samples to make barcode generator API. Step-by-step tutorial

This page displays the step-by-step instructions and algorithm of how to generate barcode and how to apply it in your application. PDF.co Web API helps with barcode generator API in Python. PDF.co Web API is the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

Want to learn quickly? These fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for Python plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to generate barcode. This Python sample code can be used by copying and pasting into your project. Once done,just compile your project and click Run. Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample Python codes to add barcode generator API functions using PDF.co Web API in Python.

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GenerateBarcode.py
      
import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Result file name ResultFile = ".\\barcode.png" # Barcode type. See valid barcode types in the documentation https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/barcode/generate.html BarcodeType = "Code128" # Barcode value BarcodeValue = "qweasd123456" def main(args = None): generateBarcode(ResultFile) def generateBarcode(destinationFile): """Generates Barcode using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare URL for 'Barcode Generate' API request url = "{}/barcode/generate?name={}&type={}&value={}".format( BASE_URL, os.path.basename(destinationFile), BarcodeType, BarcodeValue ) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY, "content-type": "application/octet-stream" }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) if (r.status_code == 200): with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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