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Serial Numbers: Serial Number Sequence Setup

Serial Number Sequence Setup

Serial Number Sequence Setup

If this window is opened from the Product Serial Number Maintenance window, the currently selected serial number on it will be used as the default. Otherwise some fields may be populated and some may be disabled for changes. Enter the number of records to be created and change other details as required. You must then set up the serial number structure.

Up to 17 prefix characters can be entered, the numeric part of the first serial number to be created (leading zeros must be in the prefix), and finally, if required, a suffix up to 17 characters. The resulting sequence range will be displayed below your entry. The size of a serial number is 18 characters and any attempt to exceed this will cause truncation of the last entered characters of the number structure. Experiment until you are satisfied with the correct sequence. Use the Check for Unique Serial Numbers button to confirm that all numbers in the sequence are unique. When you confirm the setup with the enter key or Ok button, appropriate records will be created automatically.



Quantity in Sequence

Enter the quantity of serial number records you wish to create. If you are in a dispatch this will be the dispatch quantity and cannot be changed.

Part Number

Product Serial Numbers. Part number. {SNOFILE.SNOPTNO char 18}

Part Issue

Product Serial Numbers. Part issue reference. {SNOFILE.SNOISSU char 4}

Part Description

Parts Master. Part description. {PTMFILE.PTMDESC char 30}

Customer Code

Product Serial Numbers. Customer code. {SNOFILE.SNOCUSC char 6}

Customer Name

Customers. Customer company name. {CUSFILE.CUSCNAM char 40}

Document Number

Product Serial Numbers. Invoice number, SO number or Dispatch Note number. {SNOFILE.SNOIVNO char 6}

Document Description

The document, if any, that the serial number record is associated with. It may be either a SO or Invoice.

Dispatch Date

Product Serial Numbers. SO or Dispatch date. {SNOFILE.SNODATE date date1980}

Comments and Specification details

Product Serial Numbers. Notes and comments. {SNOFILE.SNOCOMM char 32000}


Enter the prefix part of the serial number including any leading zeros for the numeric part.


Enter the numeric part of the serial number for the first number in the sequence. Any leading zeros should be entered in the prefix field.


Enter any suffix characters.

First in Sequence

Indicates the first serial number that will be created in the sequence.

Last in Sequence

Indicates the final serial number in the sequence.



Check for Unique Serial Numbers

To check that all the serial numbers within the sequence you have designed will be unique within the file when created.


Aborts the process currently in session. The keyboard equivalent is the Esc key for Windows computers and Command-.(full stop or period) for the Mac.


The OK button updates the data you have entered, or confirms the selection and/or processes the function you have called.

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Compiled in Program Version 5.10. Help data last modified 8 May 2012 06:21:00.00. Class wSnoSequ last modified 5 Aug 2015 07:46:34.

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