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You can create multiple batch numbers automatically, by defining a string for the batches of an item. This optional function enables you to save time if you have a large number of items to enter.


  1. Open the Batches – Setup window. For more information, see Defining and Selecting Batches on Every Transaction.

  2. Choose the Automatic Creation button.

    The Automatic Batches Creation window appears.

  3. Choose the browse button in the Batch field, or Batch Attribute 1 field, or Batch Attribute 2 field.

    The Create String for Batches window appears. You can create a string that includes several segments by defining multiple rows, with each row in the table representing a segment.

  4. Specify a fixed string that characterizes the batch number in the String field.

  5. Set the string type to String or Number in the Type dropdown list.

  6. If you selected Number in the previous field, define one of the following operations to be performed on the number in the Operation dropdown list: No Oper, Increase, or Decrease. The operation is performed automatically while the number is being created. When the string is of String type, this field is not active.

    The format of the string is displayed in the Final String field.

  7. To save your string, choose the OK button.

    The Automatic Batches Creation window appears.

  8. To create the batch numbers, choose the Create button.