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Unique Numbering Block

Unique Numbering Block

Use the Unique Numbering block in the App Design to provide a field for the end users to automatically allot the Sequential Numbering to any entity.

The entity maybe - Invoice, Product, Tag, Serial, ID, Application, Receipt, Token, Bill, Order etc.,.

Editing the Block

Click on the Unique Numbering block. A Right Panel for editing appears on the right side.

Start editing the fields from the Right Panel on the right side.

Label

Label is positioned above the Input block and it is the Heading which conveys to the end user that this is a Unique Numbering block.

According to the user requirements, the App Designer can rename the Label, to: Invoice, Product, Tag, Serial, ID, Application, Receipt, Token, Bill, Order etc.,.


Description

Description is positioned below the Input block which further explains the end user about the Unique Number that will be generated after submission.

Description is an optional field.

NOTE - Since the Unique Numbering block is an Auto-Generate feature, it doesn’t require the user to enter any Data into the Input block here.

Prefix

The App Designer will enter characters based on the requirements (Alphabets, Numericals or Special Characters) as the starting term of the Unique Number.


Minimum Length

The App Designer will enter the maximum number of characters a Unique Number can have. This count includes both Prefix and Starting Sequence Number.


Starting Sequence Number

The App Designer will enter a number and it is followed as a sequence for the succeeding submissions


Display this field if

Enable this option to show/hide the Unique Numbering block in relation with another Input block.

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How does the Unique Numbering Block work?


Consider, the end user wants to generate the first Employee ID as - XYZ0001

Prefix - XYZ

Minimum Length - 7

Starting Sequence Number - 0001

Employee ID generated will be XYZ0001

Further Submissions are followed with XYZ0002, XYZ0003, XYZ0004...... and so on.


Important Notes for the App Designer:

1. If the end user does not want any Prefix’ then it can be left blank.

Example:

Prefix - 

Minimum length - 5

Starting sequence number - 002

Sequential Unique Number generated will be - 00002,00003,00004 and so on.



2. If the Minimum Length field is left blank then the Unique Number generated will add leading zeros automatically as needed.

Example:

Prefix - XYZ

Minimum length - 

Starting sequence number - 2

Sequential Unique Numbers generated will be - XYZ2, XYZ3, XYZ4 and so on.


3. If the Starting Sequence Number field is left blank then the Unique Number generated will be starting from 1 by default.


Example:

Prefix - XYZ

Minimum length - 5

Starting sequence number -  


Sequential Unique Numbers generated will be - XYZ01, XYZ02, XYZ03 and so on.

4. If all the fields (Prefix, Maximum Length, Starting Sequence Number) are left blank then the Unique Number generated will be starting from 1 by default.

Example:

Prefix - 

Minimum length - 

Starting sequence number -  

Sequential Unique Numbers generated will be - 1,2,3 and so on.

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