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Set Auto Number to say something other than "Auto Number"

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by naiveprogrammer, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. naiveprogrammer

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    Is there a way to tell the text field that displays the auto number to say
    something different? Like "New Contract Number" or something along those
    lines??
     
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  3. Joseph Meehan

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    naiveprogrammer wrote:
    > Is there a way to tell the text field that displays the auto number
    > to say something different? Like "New Contract Number" or something
    > along those lines??


    What text field? Do you mean in a query, report, form What???

    I suggest you may not want to use Autonumber for that use. Autonumbers are
    designed to provide unique numbers. It in not designed to provide numbers
    in order and for a number of reasons may not do so. As a result using them
    in any application where the user sees the numbers is likely to end up with
    confusion.

    There are other ways of providing the numbers you want depending on the
    particual application.



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  4. Rick Brandt

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    naiveprogrammer wrote:
    > Is there a way to tell the text field that displays the auto number
    > to say something different? Like "New Contract Number" or something
    > along those lines??


    On your form use this for the ControlSource of your TextBox...

    =[AutoNumberFieldName]

    ....instead of...

    [AutoNumberFieldName]

    That will give you a blank TextBox until an AN is actually assigned rather
    then showing (AutoNumber).

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