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ANN CNS Barcode 3.1 Released — New Barcode Generate Options + Bug Fixes

by on August 5, 2020


Fort Worth, TX, August 5, 2020 — CNS Plug-ins announces the release of CNS Barcode version 3.1. This version has new options for generating barcodes, like the ability to change the color of the barcode. As usual, the plug-in also includes bug fixes and updates to the CNS Core. See the What’s New section below for a full change log. CNS Barcode is available immediately at for download.

Discount Pricing

Don’t forget: Throughout the month of August, CNS Plug-ins is having its annual conference discount pricing! Take 25% off all orders, including upgrade and license renewal orders. Use the coupon code “Engage 2020” when checking out to receive the discount.


CNS Barcode for FileMaker Pro is a plug-in that brings the power of barcodes to your FileMaker Solution. Like its sibling product, CNS Barcode for iOS, this plug-in can both scan and generate barcodes. CNS Barcode can scan JPEG or PNG images containing barcodes or it can use an attached webcam to scan any barcodes held up to the camera. Barcode formats you can scan include Codabar, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), Code 3 of 9 Ext. (Code 39+), Code 93, Code 128, DataBar-14, DataBar-14 Stacked, EAN 2, EAN 5, EAN 8, EAN 13, EAN 14, EAN 18, EAN 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN, QR Code, UPC A, and UPC E. Barcode formats you can generate include all the formats you can scan plus Aztec, Data Matrix, HIBC Data Matrix, USPS OneCode, PDF417, and PostNET.

Whether you already have products with barcodes or if you want to start using barcodes to track your assets, CNS Barcode is easy to set up and use. If you need to create barcodes, the CNSBC_Generate function will take any data you have in your database and create a PNG, EPS, or SVG image of the barcode format of your choosing. You can then print out and affix the barcodes to the objects you need to track. When you need to scan one of your barcodes, the CNSBC_ScanWindow function will bring up a video preview of your webcam for you to see what you are scanning. When the plug-in recognizes the barcode, it will use one of three actions that you define. It can close the scanning window and return the barcode data to the script that opened the window; it can call a script in your database and pass it the barcode data; or it can set a field in your database with the barcode data. Unlike the first action, the script calling and field setting actions leave the scanning window open for you to scan more barcodes.

Download CNS Barcode today and see how easy it is to add barcodes to your FileMaker Solution!

What’s New

* Added support for EAN-18/NVE-18/SSCC-18 barcode format.
* Added a new “Option 4” parameter to the Generate function which can take several different options including removing the human readable text and changing the background and foreground colors of the barcode.
* Fixed issues with referencing files on certain shared drives (like Google Drive). * Other Core CNS updates and changes.

Pricing and Availability

CNS Barcode is available immediately at for download. A full-working Demo copy of the plug-in to test it out before purchasing.

If you purchased CNS Barcode any time from August 4th, 2019 until now, you can install this latest version free of charge; you do not need a new license key. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time between August 4th, 2018 and August 3rd, 2019, you can renew your license for 50% off the current price. If you purchased CNS Barcode any time before August 4th, 2018, you can renew your license for 25% off the current price. You can check your eligibility for license renewals by logging into your account on our online store. Please contact us for your personalized upgrade coupon if you would like to renew.

CNS Barcode prices range from a 1-User License for $85 to a World License for $1425 (World Licenses include a free Server License). A Server License of CNS Barcode for use with FileMaker Pro Server is $775. A Developer’s License of CNS Barcode is $1625. Please see our online store at for more pricing information and information about Educational/Non-Profit institutions.

All prices subject to change without notice.

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