SharePoint Auto Numbering in InfoPath 2007

Posted on 2010-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying to Create a Purchase order form using InfoPath published thru Sharepoint

So I download the Purchase order Template from Microsoft download and tweaked it.

Now i needed to create a Recurring number sequence .. So I found this web site to help me 

Now It seems to work fine. it names the files and adds a number after each one, great..
but when i open the file I dont see the number I get a fasle in the text field. instead of the number  
Question by:gotti777
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ID: 34173521
Could you possibly post your form here so I can take a look at it?  Make a copy of the form and change the file extension to .txt and then attach it to a new comment here.

Author Comment

ID: 34173616
here you go

I have some rules for submit that create the numbers..
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Expert Comment

ID: 34173774
Ok I see the problem... In the formula (on the rule on the submit button to set the value of the autonumber field) you have "autonumber = max(@ID) + 1"..... you don't need the "autonumber = " part... just the max(@ID) + 1.    Having the autonumber =  in the formula is checking to see if the autonumber field is equal to the max ID + 1... which returns a false value.  Get rid of that and you'll be good to go  :)
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Author Comment

ID: 34174172
Well i removed the autonumber = max  
it still names it right  but now when i open it it always reads a 5

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melli111 earned 500 total points
ID: 34174255
Hello, you actually didn't want to remove the max - you need the max part.  In the value from your screenshot above change it to look:

max(@ID) + 1

Author Comment

ID: 34174409
Perfect thanks....

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