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    auto increment help

    Im kind of stuck on this.

    I have attached the database.

    Im my application, i have a field named call number. what i need that field to do is autoincrement the call number based on the year and month.

    Here is what i would like it to do.... the main form is hci cad main 2. on the bottom of the browse, the user clicks the button named add new call. This button will open up a new form named bensondataentry. -

    the field named call number will automatically increment based on the year and month. - The call number is based on the following. The year and month start the first three numbers. i.e. year is 1 for 2011, and april is 04. so the first three numbers are 104. the next numbers in the call number are 201. which is the station code. - so the complete number is 104201. the 201 will auto increment when a new call is added. so for example when a new call is added, it becomes 104201- 104202. -- this is based on the current month. so when may 1st, 2011 starts the call number turns into 105201, then will auto increment from the 105201 to 105202. and so on.

    i tried to write code without sucess using the increment value() thing.

    Here is the code.

    dim tyear as C
    dim previd as C
    dim prevyear as C
    dim nxtid as c
    dim nxtnum as N
    ' get next sequential ID number checking for change of month'


    previd = tablemax("timelogbenson",".T.","callnumber")

    prevyear = left(previd,2)
    if tyear > prevyear then
    nxtid = tyear +"201"


    nxtid = tyear+increment_value(right(previd,1))

    end if

    bensondataentry.callnumber.value = nxtid
    i put that code on the onpush on the button for add new call.



    Re: auto increment help

    The syntax is

    There can be only one.


      Re: auto increment help


      a) will your approach have trouble when you get to 1/1/2020 since the year "digit" (the rightmost) will be zero?

      b) your script compares tyear with prevyear, but one has a width of 3 and the other only 2. is that giving you the result you need?

      c) it seems you're incrementing the rightmost digit. Will you have a problem when more than 9 calls are added for a given workstation in a single month?

      d) in the narrative description it seems you're incrementing the workstation number. Is that what you intended?

      -- tom