1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 21, 2015 6:42 AM by philmodjunk

    Auto Populate with Unique ID

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      Auto Populate with Unique ID

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      Hi there

      I have a field that auto populates with a serial unique ID number.  I have it populate upon committing the record, so that if users create new records but don't save them, the field doesn't add a new number.  Now, I would like to be able to have users input a unique ID number with a dash (such as 7123-100), and thus overriding the auto populate function.  Otherwise, when the next person comes to add a new record, there is a "wasted" number.  Is there a way to make filemaker only autopopulate that field with the next sequential number if it is left blank?

       

      Thank you!