Query regarding invoice numbering
maf at chilwell.net
Wed Nov 11 04:51:39 EST 2009
On Wednesday 11 November 2009 09:45:20 you wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 November 2009 06:56:29 Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Andrew Smith <eurodrew555 at yahoo.com.au> writes:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Does anyone know if there is any way to reset the automated invoice
> > > numbering so it starts from a specific number?
> > You need to hand-edit the data file. There is no way to do this in the
> > UI.
> Just to elaborate - near the top of my data file (about 50 lines in), I
> find this:
> <slot:value type="integer">559</slot:value>
> 559 is my most recently created invoice. I think that GC pads the leading
> zeroes on automatically.
> Make sure you take a backup copy of your data before hand editing the file,
> just in case
Oh, and your data file may be compressed too - IIRC it is gz compression. You
can tell GC to save uncompressed, or operate manually on the data file with
your favourite de-compressor utility before doing the edit!
Derek: how does this sort of thing (requiring manual editing of the file) get
done in the 2.3/2.4 database backend?
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