Splitting an Auto Number

You can split auto numbers and add a delimiter if required. Splitting changes only what the users see. The number in the system remains unchanged.

To split an auto number:

  1. Open the Administration tool and select Advanced.
  2. Select Numbering schemes.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Create a new numbering scheme and add an auto number.
    • Edit an existing numbering scheme.
  4. Edit the auto number.
  5. Select Split AutoNumber.
  6. Click Configure.
  7. Click and enter the delimiter in the first column.
  8. Enter the position of the split from the left of the auto number.
  9. Optional: Add additional splits.
    When you change an existing numbering scheme, the change applies to new records only. The existing records remain unchanged.

Disabling Auto Increment on Copy From

When you create a new record from an existing one using the Copy From option, you can disable the Auto Number increment when you use another field. This makes the part number unique.

To disable auto increment on copy from:

  1. Open the Administration tool.
  2. On the Structures pane, select Documents and Records.
  3. Edit the object.
  4. In the Fields section of the object, select the Field Groups.
  5. Edit an existing field group or create a new one.
  6. In the Other Options tab, select Do not increment AutoNumber by default.
  7. Click Save and Close.