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set automatic Submittal numbering to pull spec section and sequence

Currently, if submittal auto-numbering is enabled and Project and Spec Section is selected it will number each uniquely by spec section but the single digit number is confusing.

It would be great if it would take the spec section and add a sequence number  eg: 03000-001.

Adding functionality to set a format for the auto number may make it more palatable for everyone so customers could decide if they wanted seq number then spec or spec then seq.

  • Mary R
  • Nov 2 2017
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    Aaron Jost commented
    December 12, 2017 03:29

    Additional Questions:

    Would this need to include a separator selection?  (ex: "-" or ".") 

    Number of digits for sequence number?

    Continue to auto increment by 1?

  • Mary R commented
    December 12, 2017 14:55

    IMO, it would be a hyphen, but I'm sure others will have differing opinions.

    As far as digits, I think 3 would be sufficient. I think it would be rare for a project to have more than 999 submittals in a single spec section.

    Incrementing by 1 would be preferable. creating gaps would seemingly only create questions of completeness of logs and such.

  • Bobby Asbury commented
    December 12, 2017 18:42

    Hyphen is what we currently use. Have used decimal point in past.

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