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AllisonWatson's avatar
Qrew Member
2 years ago

Auto Number based on Value from another table

I have a Projects Table and a Work Order Table.  One project has many Work Orders.  I want my work order numbers to be based on the Project ID field from the projects table.  

For example, if my project number is 12345, then I want my work orders to be 12345-A or 12345-B.

I know there has to be a way to do this, but I can't figure out the formula.    TIA

Allison Watson

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  • The issue here is how to rank by Record ID#.  There is a great video here by The Quickbase Junkie.

    Not tested but the Formula Query (a numeric formula field) to rank by Record ID# would be

    var text Query = 
      "{3.LTE." & ToText([Record ID#]) & "}"


    That should return a count starting at 1 to sequence the work orders. You could use that as a suffix instead of A B or C or else you would have to use a formula to translate from the ranking number to the A B C letter of the alphabet.  

    Mark Shnier (Your Quickbase Coach)