Force a number in front of a Auto Number in Access 2010


Does anyone know how I can force a number in front of an auto generated number, but not using code?
For example, instead of the invoice number starting at 1, I want it to start at 1001,2,3 etc.
LillyCDatabase DeveloperAsked:
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
There's also the initial seed value on an empty table.

However, I would suggest that you do not try and control an autonumber field.   There really is no good reason to do so, and you'll always find it problematic to do so.

Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Yes, don't ever use AutoNumber for anything meaningful. It is just an identifier for the record.
You should use a method as described here:

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Yes, don't ever use AutoNumber for anything meaningful. It is just an identifier for the record.
 You should use a method as described here:

+1 to that

Autonumber is exactly that AUTO.

Start a new record
Hit [esc]
start and complete another record
Your autonumber has skipped a value.

Autonumbers create uniqueness and numeric values that work great as primary keys.
Don't hang business logic off them.
You'll come to grief.

I display mine on forms, with a smaller, different font and no labeling.
Users notice that it exists and generally gets large.
When I need that number in app support or dev troubleshooting, it is there.

instead of the invoice number
Missing invoice numbers :(
Hell hath no fury like the accountant who can bring the ledgers to balance...
or do a paycheque run.

Back in the day when I did printer support, one thing that busted FIFO was calls about a paycheque run problem.
That went to the front of the queue :)
Luke ChungPresidentCommented:
Here's a much less complicated explanation and way of

Creating an AutoNumber Field Starting with a Number Greater than 1

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