3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2011 12:18 PM by EricSmith

    Need help with base 36 serials

    EricSmith

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      Need help with base 36 serials

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      Hi, I'm a filemaker newbie. I'm creating an asset management database and need to generate a 4 digit base 36 serial number. I found a great writeup in the knowledge base for making a 2 digit one with the following calculation:

      SerialNum = a number field with an Auto-Enter value of Serial number with next value as 1 starting with 1 

      Serial (calculation with result of text) = 

      Middle("0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ", Int(SerialNum/36)+1,1) & Middle("0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ", Mod(SerialNum,36)+1,1) 

      It works great, BUT, I need to expand it to 4 digits and so far everything I've tried has been a bust (I can get a 4-digit number, but it looks like 111Z then 222Z or something along those lines). I think I'm missing something simple, but have no clue what it is...

      Can anybody help me out?

      thanks!