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Chapter 18. Importing and Connecting > Setting the Next Auto-Entry Serial Numbe...

Setting the Next Auto-Entry Serial Number

When you import data, you can choose whether or not to update auto-enter and lookup fields. This choice is useful, but unfortunately it makes the two updates a package deal. So if you want to enter serial numbers but don't want to update the lookup fields, you'll handle the serial numbers in a separate step.

The easiest way to enter new serial numbers would be to use the Replace command. However, this simple solution could turn ugly in a multi-user environment. Imagine the mess if users were editing the new records when you tried to update their serial numbers. None of the active records would be be updated.


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