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Not everything is lost, because you can augment your Ticket Number with some additional data to reduce the changes of creating duplicates. You can for example use the username of the currently logged in user. This can be achieved by using the function property(‘username’). This would leave your Ticket Number expression as:
Note this works only because we create a brand new table, add an autonumber column to it as well any other columns we need then insert records into it. It’ll be contiguous – as long we don’t delete any records from the table. Unfortunately, creating a brand new table every time we run this will result in bloat of the Access file – if you can do it in a separate Access file, all the better so that you can compact it when you need to.
In the Mail Merge Recipients dialog box, you can select the tracking codes that you want to include in the merge. Select the check boxes next to the records that you want to include, and clear the check boxes next to the records that you want to exclude.
Tip: If you are looking for a more advanced auto-numbering system for your data, and Access is installed on your computer, you can import the Excel data to an Access database. In an Access database, you can create a field that automatically generates a unique number when you enter a new record in a table.
A cursor in a script can override this order by using the ORDERBY keyword in an SQL expression to change the order of the records as they are read, or by processing a cursor twice to first load and process the records in a sorted list and then to write the values back to the table based on the sorted list. I prefer the two cursor method, since ordering the records on disk is much slower than reading them in their default order and then sorting them in an in-memory list. My solution in my next post uses a cursor to first read and sort the sequentially numbered data and then uses the Field Calculator to do the write operation in place of a second cursor.
The sequence object generates numbers according to its definition, but the sequence object does not control how the numbers are used. Sequence numbers inserted into a table can have gaps when a transaction is rolled back, when a sequence object is shared by multiple tables, or when sequence numbers are allocated without using them in tables. When created with the CACHE option, an unexpected shutdown, such as a power failure, can lose the sequence numbers in the cache.
So, if you wanted to use this idea in a form or datasheet, let me stop and first remind you – if this is going to be non-updatable, you can just embed a report as a subreport within a form and thus use Running Sum. But let’s discuss the case where you need to be able to edit data in the forms, even with sequential numbering generated for the data you are viewing. This means we need to be able to tie a sequential number to a specific row.
Thank you so much for this! These instructions were perfect and clear, and I got it all done, except when I go to print. It prints out 1 per page. I have Word 2007, and tried printing out on letter size with 4 per page, but then it prints them all very tiny in the corners. Can you help me? Thanks 🙂
The ‘Ticket Number’ problem: The use of Survey123 for ArcGIS to submit incidents, requests or workorders is quite common. In these cases, it is very likely that you will want to uniquely identify every survey submitted, so it can then be tracked throughout its complete life cycle: from the moment the survey is submitted, to when it is reviewed, assigned, rejected and/or completed. I will generically refer to this as the ‘Ticket Number’ problem. Say for example you create a survey to help handle the whole life cycle of a 311 call, from the moment you receive a call from a citizen, to the moment it is, validated, prioritized, assigned, acted upon and closed. To follow along the 311 request, you need to have a unique ‘Ticket Number’ so all parties involved can find the right information about the event. Ideally, this Ticket Number should be somewhat user friendly.
Once you’re finished with the go to the “Mailings” ribbon to start the mail merge. You’ll see that the “Update Labels” is grayed out. Change that by clicking on Start Mail Merge > Labels > Cancel.
You may wonder whether typing 1, 2, and 3 would be easier than using the ListNum field. Although doing that may be easier initially, the value of using the ListNum field becomes apparent when you cut and paste. When a paragraph contains multiple numbered items that you move or delete, Word automatically updates the ListNum fields. Using ListNum fields assures you of accurate numbering within a paragraph throughout the document.
If you tell the printer to print X copies, then it handles the printing, outside of Acrobat. The only way to modify a value on the PDF is to control the printing yourself. A script would do this easily from a Folder level script, Command Script, or the Console window.
What is the Controlsource of the Job_No control? I suspect its not bound so the table is not getting updated. It should be bound to the Job_No field. The code you are using should increment the highest value of Job_No in Quote Sheet by 1. But if Job_No is not being populated with the incremented number it will laways be zero.
This requires no pre-knowledge of a primary key and only assumes that when you load the form initially, it is already sorted. Any records newly inserted will get the next bigger number. However, if you requery and it causes the newly inserted rows to be re-sorted, they will be now given a new number that relates to their actual position within the set, which can be either good or bad, depending on your specific requirements.
We decided on purchasing these, as opposed to the others available, based on their ability to print on Laser Jet printers, and because of the high reviews. And I was able to find the template for these online in Adobe Indesign format, so creating the template was a breeze.
Our raffle ticket templates have a placeholder for a ticket number, usually “xxx” to remind you it needs to be replaced. Select it, click Insert Merge Field > Ticket. Do the same for the second ticket number placeholder. Most tickets will have two number placeholders because one part of the ticket is for the raffle host (you) and the other is for the purchaser.
Hello there. This is Lynn Allen. Welcome to another AutoCAD tip courtesy of Cadalyst magazine. Thank you for joining me. Today we are going to talk about another Express Tool because you know how I love my Express Tools. This particular Express Tool really comes in handy in case you have text on your screen — single line text or mtext — that you want to number sequentially.
Choose the option “Microsoft Office Word Help.” An assistance box will populate to the right of your document window. In the box labeled “Search for” type “Create numbered tickets” and click the green arrow. The Help function will search and provide a list of options within that area.
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I have done this twice now, getting flustered. The ticket part the person keeps has the correct sequential number on it, but the side that we keep has the same number on it for the whole page. What part am I missing, at first I did not uncheck the box, but this time I did but have the same number on the stub side that we keep with the person’s name, etc
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