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auto-enter receipt numbers

Question asked by AussiePete on Dec 30, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2010 by philmodjunk

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auto-enter receipt numbers

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I am very inexperienced at this whole database thing. This is the first time I have been responsible at setting up a database. We are using Apple Macs with the snow leopard O/S. The database is being shared online through a online sharing utility. We are using Filemaker pro 10.

The database is a contact list with around 30000 entries. We have recorded names, addresses, email, history etc.

We are a non-profit organization that can issue tax receipts.

I am trying to setup a layout that we can use as a tax receipt. That way all the address details will be there automatically.

I have tried to setup an auto-enter receipt number but can't seem to get it to work. I used the "manage database" and set the field up as a number with "auto-enter Serial, Always Validate". Nothing comes up in the field.

I would like a new, unique, sequential number to show whenever that field is selected.

Am I able to do that? 

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