- rmaddahAsked on October 05, 2017 at 09:23 PM
I am creating a form to be used by my salesman. However, how can I make the form generates automatically an invoice number that will never be repeated when salesman uses the same form in the future?
Dr. MADDAH, Rahif
- JotForm SupportJim_RAnswered on October 06, 2017 at 02:47 AM
Hello Dr. MADDAH, Rahif - You can achieve this by utilizing the Unique ID Widget.
This widget can be setup to auto-increment which makes it unique for each submission. The detailed article below will guide you on how to set it up and which options you can fiddle around with.
Complete guide: How-to-Add-Custom-Unique-IDs-to-your-Form-Submissions
Give it a try and let us know if you'd need more help.
- rmaddahAnswered on October 06, 2017 at 05:54 AM
Thank you so much.
I gave a try and it worked; however, it seems like this widget will not be displayed to my customers but will show up on my reports and submissions page. I really want to make it displayed to my customers, CAN I? If I can not, could you please introduce to me a new Widget or any way to do it. As you know an invoice number is a number that should be shown to the customer and me.
- JotForm SupportMike_GAnswered on October 06, 2017 at 09:42 AM
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience. The unique ID widget only generates its value after form submission that is why it doesn't have a value initially when the form loads. However, its value will still be shown to the customers in email autoresponder that will be sent to them after they have submitted the form.
Another widget that you can try to use is our Random Value Generator widget. Please check the widget and see if it meets your requirements.
If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us again anytime.