To enter specific sequential number codes, such as purchase order numbers, you can use the ROW function together with the TEXT function. For example, to start a numbered list by using 000-001, you enter the formula =TEXT(ROW(A1),”000-000″) in the first cell of the range that you want to number, and then drag the fill handle to the end of the range.
In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial!
It makes me think there’s an issue with the spaces I have used in my field names but I have been trying every combination of double quotes and square brackets and when writing the code in the Event Procedure I don’t get any error messages.
Hello Bruce, I seem to be having a different problem altogether. I created my ticket in word using logos and text boxes as needed, ticket looks great. I followed your very clear instructions but when I did the Finish & Merge I got this message, “You cannot include DATA, NEXT, NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes or endnotes.” I then click on OK and get this, “A field calculation error occurred in record 1. Bruce any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
We’ll start with the simplest, scenario 1. Acme will use a straight sequential number for its Purchase Order numbers. Add a (Long?) Integer field to the table named PONum. Add a control to your Purchase Order form bound to that field. Then use the following expression to populate that control:
Add specific codes to coupons to track customer responses Use different codes for your different marketing messages, advertisements, or promotions. These codes will enable you to keep track of how customers learned about your offer. The more you learn about who is drawn to your business and what attracts customers’ attention, the better you can focus future marketing efforts.
UUIDs: A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is, as its name indicates, a universally unique identifier. They are also known as GUIDs. Unlike auto increment fields and ArcGIS’s ObjectIDs, UUIDs can be created even if disconnected. That is, you do not need to wait for a record to be added to a master table before you can get a unique identifier.
Before you complete the merge, preview the merge results to make sure that the tracking numbers will display as you want them to in your publications. You can preview the merge in two ways: While you are refining the layout to review the layout of the individual coupon or gift certificate, or when you are getting ready to print, to preview the arrangement of coupons or gift certificates on the printed sheet.
If you are renaming image files you can turn on the Image viewer (ad denoted below) and FileBoss will display the current image. This is particularly helpful when naming files individually or in deciding which files to rename or not.
IATA later implemented the Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) standard for such information. This way, airlines could consistently expose and capture such fees at time of booking through travel reservation systems, rather than having to surprise passengers with them at check-in.
Now there’s a variety of ways to do this. I’m going to do by the order that I selected the objects. You can see that down here on the command line — the select order. are going to tell it the number you want it to start with and the increment. We can start with 1 and increment by 1. That sounds easy enough. Now do I want to overwrite the existing text, do I want to do a prefix, suffix — we’ll take a look at these various options. I’m going to start by just saying Overwrite. Okay. You can see I got 1, 2, 3, 4. Okay, let’s undo that.
Yes, I have used this system in a multi-user setting. As noted, the key is to commit the record immediately after generating the sequence. However, if the application is one where there is very heavy transaction processing. In other words dozens of users creating records simultaneously, you might want to guard further against duplication. At the speeds computers process, it is not impossible that multiple users will grab the max value before it can be incremented and saved.
Thanks everyone for your time and comments. What I was hoping to avoid was having to render out every ticket inDesign before printing. Seems like that is unavoidable. I’ll try the way you folks have suggested, thanks again.
For example, if we have a list with 10 items and a user adds a new number 3, then the existing number 3 should equal 4, the existing number 5 should equal 6 and a new number 11 will be added. In the same way that if the users deletes 3, then the existing number 4 should equal 3. I am sure we can achieve something using workflow or InfoPath.
My heart sinks. It’s indented at 0.63, hanging at 1.27cm, no tab stop. For crying out loud! Why does it work when I’ve got the actual Normal.dotm file open, but NOT when it generates a new document BASED on Normal.dotm?