Adding a serial number
This article assumes that you have already set up a database and have the latest version of ActivityInfo.
Adding a serial number is only possible with Beta forms.
In this article we will explain why and how you would use a serial number in your forms.
Every record stored in ActivityInfo is automatically assigned a unique, randomly-generated ID such as "c23cwexxsf" when its created. However, in many situations, it can be useful to identify records by easier-to-remember sequential numbers such as "0023", "0024", etc.
Serial numbers can be particularly useful in setting up Case Tracking Systems, where case workers need an easy-to-remember identifier for each case that doesn't include personally-identifying information.
1. How to setup your form
- In the Form Designer, drag the Serial Number field onto your form
- Name your field
In order to ensure that serial numbers are unique, they are only assigned once the record is actually saved on the server. When you are editing a record that is not yet saved, the field will be displayed as "(Pending)".
If you save a record while offline, a serial number will not be assigned until you have fully synchronized.