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How to create qr code based on cell value in Excel?

Do you know how to create QR code based on specific cell value in Excel? This article will show you a method to achieve it in details.

Create QR code based on cell value with Barcode Control and VBA code
Easily create multiple QR codes in bulk based on cell values with an amazing tool


Create QR code based on cell value with Barcode Control and VBA code

The Barcode Control can help you quickly create QR code based on cell value in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Open the worksheet contains the cell value you will create QR Code based on.

2. Click Developer > Insert > More Control. See screenshot:

3. In the More Controls window, check for the Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0 or Microsoft Barcode Control 15.0.

4. If you didn’t find the Barcode Control in the More Controls window or the Barcode Control does not the 16.0 or 15.0, you need to download the barcode control file by clicking this links: download barcode control. If there is Barcode Control 16.0 or 15.0 in your More Controls window, just jump to below step 10.

After downloading the file, unzip it and then update the Barcode Control with the downloaded barcode control in your Excel as follows.

5. Close all your Excel workbooks, go to the Start section, find the Excel app and right click on it, then select Run as administrator from the context menu. See screenshot:

6. In the opening User Account Control dialog box, click the Yes button.

7. Then a new workbook is created. Please click Developer > Insert > More Control. See screenshot:

8. In the More Controls window, click Register Custom button, find and select one of the downloaded qr code OCX file and then click the Open button. See screenshot:

9. Click the OK button when it returns the More Controls window to finish the Barcode Control updated. Then reopen the workbook contains the cell values you will create QR Codes based on.

10. Right click the sheet tab and click View Code from the context menu to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. Then copy and paste below VAB code into the Code window. And finally press the Alt + Q keys to exit the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

VBA code: Create QR code in Excel

Sub setQR()
'Updated by Extendoffice 2018/8/22
    Dim xSRg As Range
    Dim xRRg As Range
    Dim xObjOLE As OLEObject
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xSRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the cell you will create QR code based on", "Kutools for Excel", , , , , , 8)
    If xSRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRRg = Application.InputBox("Select a cell to place the QR code", "Kutools for Excel", , , , , , 8)
    If xRRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set xObjOLE = ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add("BARCODE.BarCodeCtrl.1")
    xObjOLE.Object.Style = 11
    xObjOLE.Object.Value = xSRg.Text
    ActiveSheet.Shapes.Item(xObjOLE.Name).Copy
    ActiveSheet.Paste xRRg
    xObjOLE.Delete
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

11. Click Developer > Insert > Button (Form Control) as below screenshot shown.

12. Draw a button into current worksheet. In the popping up Assign Macro dialog, select setQR in the box and then click the OK button.

13. Turn off the Design Mode by clicking Developer > Design Mode.

14. Click the button, in the opening Kutools for Excel dialog, select the cell you will create QR Code based on and click OK.

15. In the second Kutools for Excel dialog, select a cell to place the QR Code. See screenshot:

Then the QR Code will be inserted into specified cell immediately. Repeat step 14 to 15 to finish all QR Code created. See screenshot:


Easily create multiple QR codes in bulk based on cell values with an amazing tool

To be honest, the above method is not easy to handle as it has its own limitation. Here highly recommended the Insert QR Code feature of Kutools for Excel. This feature can help you quickly insert QR codes in bulk based on specified cell values in Excel with several clicks only. Please do as follows to get it done.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Firstly, prepare your values that you want to create QR code based on.

2. Click Kutools > Insert > Insert QR Code.

Tips: If you can’t find the feature with this path, please press the Alt + S keys simultaneously to open the Search Kutools Functions box, manually type QR Code in the search box, then you can see the Insert QR Code feature is listed out, just click to activate the feature. See screenshot:

Now the Insert QR Code pane is displayed on the right side of the workbook.

3. In the Insert QR Code pane, you need to configure as follows.

3.1) In the Data Range box, select the range of cells containing the values you want to create QR Code based on;
3.2) In the Insert Range box, select a range of blank cells to output the QR code;
3.3) In the Options section, configure the size, line color, background color and Error Correction level for the QR code as you need;
Note: The size of the QR code cannot exceed 500 pixels.
3.4) Click the Generate button. See screenshot:

4. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, click OK.

5. Then the QR codes are created at the same time. You need to manually close the Insert QR Code pane if finish creating all QR codes.

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Khong the tai duoc Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0 admin oi
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سلام لینک دانلود کارنمیکنه
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prezados, preciso de A1:A5 em um único QR, é possivel?
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Concatena A1:A5 e gera o QR code em seguida na celular concatenada com o intervalo.
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MSBCODE.zip error 404 not found
please reupload
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no puedo descargar Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0
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Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0 tidak nge-link..minta dong pak
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msbcode not found
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Hi bayu,
Some mistake for the link, fix now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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how to run it without administrator right?
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This one is great but I need to do more than 4K QR, so Could you please suggest to do by batch?
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Can you create a QR code from information across multiple cells? Anytime I do this I get a blank insert
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Il faut concaténer les informations dans une seule cellule avant de lancer la génération du code QR
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wie kann ich die Grösse der QR Code ändern oder wieder löschen?
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Hello,
Is it possible to link a QR Code to the value of a cell in an online Excel spreadsheet ? Meaning that if one would edit the value of the cell, the QR Code would give the edited value of the cell ?
Thank you
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when register custom : error the select file dies not contain any self-registering ActiveX controls
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Does anyone know how to print the generated QR codes once they are created? After creating said code you aren't able to select them unless you switch to "designer mode" and even then you are only able to get into properties or format object. There is a checkbox for a "print object" under the format object selection but haven't been able to actually print the code itself. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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If i use the download file. Is this free of company? or only free of person?
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It helps to solve my BIG problem! THANK YOU!!!!
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Can I change the QR code size? Not manually, but paste the selected size?
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Hello

I just installed Kutool program to make QR code from Excel. I will test this program and if it works then I will purchaSE IT.

I didn't have "Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0" so I down loaded per instruction. And open Excel with Admin mode. Then try to "Register Custom" . But I opened Barcode control folder and select MSBCODE964,OCX. Then there is error message came out. It said "The selected file does not contain self-registrating ActiveX control". What it means? What is the problem. And how can I install that?

Please let me know how to solve the problem.

Thanks

Daniel Park
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how to make qr code with many field for one qr?
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you need to merge all cells into one cell then use that info to create QR code
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I didn't have "Microsoft Barcode Control 16.0" so I down loaded per instruction. And open Excel with Admin mode. Then try to "Register Custom" . But I opened Barcode control folder and select MSBCODE964,OCX. Then there is error message came out. It said "The selected file does not contain self-registrating ActiveX control". What it means? What is the problem. And how can I install that?
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1)Click File > Options.

2)Click Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > ActiveX Settings.

Click the options below, and then click OK.
* Enable all controls without restrictions and without prompting (not recommended)
3)Click Ok
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