This sample code will show how to generate barcodes in PHP using ByteScout Cloud API (low level).

It is also possible to read barcodes using Cloud API and PHP.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Barcode Generator Cloud API Example</title>


    <form name="form1" method="post" action="generate_barcode.php">
            <label>Copy-paste your API Key for Bytescout.IO here</label>
            <input type="text" name="apiKey" placeholder="API Key"/>
            <label>Barcode Value</label>
            <input type="text" name="inputValue" placeholder="Input Value"/>
            <label>Barcode type</label>
            <select name="barcodeType">
                <option value="Aztec"> Aztec  </option>
                <option value="Bookland"> Bookland  </option>
                <option value="Codabar"> Codabar  </option>
                <option value="Code128"> Code 128  </option>
                <option value="Code39" selected="selected"> Code 39  </option>
                <option value="Code93"> Code 93  </option>
                <option value="DataMatrix"> DataMatrix  </option>
                <option value="DeutschePostIdentcode"> Deutsche Post Identcode  </option>
                <option value="DeutschePostLeitcode"> Deutsche Post Leitcode  </option>
                <option value="DutchKix"> Dutch KIX  </option>
                <option value="EAN128"> EAN-128  </option>
                <option value="EAN13"> EAN-13  </option>
                <option value="EAN14"> EAN-14  </option>
                <option value="EAN2"> EAN-2  </option>
                <option value="EAN5"> EAN-5  </option>
                <option value="EAN8"> EAN-8  </option>
                <option value="GS1_128"> GS1-128  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Expanded"> GS1 DataBar Expanded  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Expanded_Stacked"> GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Limited"> GS1 DataBar Limited  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Omnidirectional"> GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Stacked"> GS1 DataBar Stacked  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Stacked_Omnidirectional"> GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataBar_Truncated"> GS1 DataBar Truncated  </option>
                <option value="GS1_DataMatrix"> GS1-DataMatrix  </option>
                <option value="GTIN12"> GTIN-12  </option>
                <option value="GTIN13"> GTIN-13  </option>
                <option value="GTIN14"> GTIN-14  </option>
                <option value="GTIN8"> GTIN-8  </option>
                <option value="I2of5"> Interleaved 2 of 5  </option>
                <option value="IntelligentMail"> Intelligent Mail  </option>
                <option value="ISBN"> ISBN  </option>
                <option value="ITF14"> ITF-14  </option>
                <option value="JAN13"> JAN-13  </option>
                <option value="MacroPDF417"> Macro PDF417  </option>
                <option value="MaxiCode"> MaxiCode  </option>
                <option value="MicroPDF417"> Micro PDF417  </option>
                <option value="MSI"> MSI  </option>
                <option value="Numly"> Numly  </option>
                <option value="OpticalProduct"> Optical Product  </option>
                <option value="PDF417"> PDF417  </option>
                <option value="PDF417Truncated"> PDF417 Truncated  </option>
                <option value="Planet"> Planet  </option>
                <option value="Plessey"> Plessey  </option>
                <option value="Postnet"> Postnet  </option>
                <option value="PZN"> PZN  </option>
                <option value="QRCode"> QR Code  </option>
                <option value="RoyalMail"> Royal Mail  </option>
                <option value="SingaporePostalCode"> Singapore Postal Code  </option>
                <option value="SwissPostParcel"> Swiss Post Parcel  </option>
                <option value="Telepen"> Telepen  </option>
                <option value="UPCA"> UPC-A  </option>
                <option value="UPCE"> UPC-E  </option>
                <option value="USPSSackLabel"> USPS Sack Label  </option>
                <option value="USPSTrayLabel"> USPS Tray Label  </option>

        <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Generate" />



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Barcode Generation Results</title>


// Get submitted form data
$apiKey = $_POST["apiKey"];
$barcodeValue = $_POST["inputValue"];
$barcodeType = $_POST["barcodeType"];

// Create Barcode API URL
$url = "" . $apiKey; // Get your API key at

// Create Barcode options
$options = json_encode(array(
    "properties" => array(
        "symbology" => $barcodeType),
    "inputType" => "value",
    "input" => $barcodeValue,
    "outputType" => "link"

// Create request
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("Content-type: application/json"));
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $options);
// Execute request
$result = curl_exec($curl);

if (curl_errno($curl))
    // Display request error
    echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl);
else // Display request results
    $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
    if ($status_code == 200)
        // Display barcode image
        echo "<div><h2>Result:</h2><img src=" . $result . "></div>";
        // Display service reported error
        echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; 
        $obj = json_decode($result);
        echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; 

// Cleanup