Incrementing a field without using auto-enter

Discussion created by soberbob on Dec 25, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2013 by DavidJondreau

I'm looking to increment a field from a previous record as the same type. For example if a user selects "Computer" from a value list it will auto generate the next hostname (e.g. ABC-1000, ABC-1001, ect...). This also brings up the previous record could be a Scanner, which will end up with a blank hostname. Keeping this in mind the hostname can't be generated on the previous record. I could use the auto-enter option, but not every record needs a hostname and I would prefer to keep all the assets in the same table as I feel it would make it easier for a portal to display a particular users assets. If this doesn't make sense please advise as I am new to FM and FM 12 in general.