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How do I create custom sequence number in Microsoft Access?

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I have field name AWBNumber, I need that field to be autonumber each time data is entered in that table, the AWBNumber needs to be a 11-digit number, custom sequence, and doesn't repeat itself.
the sequence should be like this:
61000100000 +1
61000100001 +1
61000100002 +1
61000100003 +1
61000100004 +6
61000100010 +1
61000100011 +1
and so on...

Is there any solution for this? Should I use the autonumber data type?
Thanks.
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by:ashish908
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Access does not support autonumber with defined starting number, so i guess you will have to programmatically control it
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AutoNumber is a Long behind the scenes, so it will not support an 11 digit number (Long maxes out at ~2.1 billion).ashish908,The Access UI does not support it, but there are ways to do it nonetheless:http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_20676131.htmlPatrick
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by:luisr69
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CurrentDb.Execute "ALTER TABLE MyTable ALTER Column CustID Counter (100,5)"
Starts from 100 and increases by 5

in that case above, what would be the data type?
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by:Patrick Matthews
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>>in that case above, what would be the data type?AutoNumber, but stored as LongAs I already indicated, if you need an 11-digit number, AutoNumber is not an option for you.
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okay, thanks for that.
what about the +6 after four +1 increments?
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Thanks
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