Can you automatically insert next sequential number in an excel fo

Does anyone know of a way to automatically insert the next sequential 
reference number into a form in excel.

I would like a Purchase Order number to be automatically generated so there 
is no chance of the same number being used twice.  Each purchase order is 
currently created on separate excel workbooks and a number is currently 
entered each time.

Has anyone got any ideas as to how to solve this or is there another way to 
do this perhaps using Access?
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8/4/2005 8:49:02 PM
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Jo_9865,

In an unused cell on the spreadsheet, put 1.
when you open your form, change a label's caption to the contents of this 
cell.
(Don't use a textbox, use a label, as a label can't be overwritten 
accidentally)

LblInvoiceNo.Caption = Range("Z99").Value

After you print and save your invoice, increment the invoice number.
Range("Z99").Value = Range("Z99").Value + 1

If you close the form and reopen it, the caption will now be the new value 
of Invoice Number.
If you just clear the form, ready for the next invoice, then you'll have to 
update the caption with

LblInvoiceNo.Caption = Range("Z99").Value

The value in Z99 will be saved when you close the workbook and will be ready 
when you re-open it.

Henry


"jo_9865" <jo_9865@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:1F2F7A29-7316-401D-8D9D-27F75B417852@microsoft.com...
> Does anyone know of a way to automatically insert the next sequential
> reference number into a form in excel.
>
> I would like a Purchase Order number to be automatically generated so 
> there
> is no chance of the same number being used twice.  Each purchase order is
> currently created on separate excel workbooks and a number is currently
> entered each time.
>
> Has anyone got any ideas as to how to solve this or is there another way 
> to
> do this perhaps using Access? 


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8/4/2005 9:54:20 PM
Take a look here:

    http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/sequentialnums.html


In article <1F2F7A29-7316-401D-8D9D-27F75B417852@microsoft.com>,
 "jo_9865" <jo_9865@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a way to automatically insert the next sequential 
> reference number into a form in excel.
> 
> I would like a Purchase Order number to be automatically generated so there 
> is no chance of the same number being used twice.  Each purchase order is 
> currently created on separate excel workbooks and a number is currently 
> entered each time.
> 
> Has anyone got any ideas as to how to solve this or is there another way to 
> do this perhaps using Access?
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
8/4/2005 9:58:45 PM
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