can we format autonumbers

SKV

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I want to generate a autokey for the records but in a specific format such as
abc_year_month_3digit random number

How, can I make one like this? the year and month should change according to actual month and year during record creation.

Also can I reset auto numbers in access?
 

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SydneyGeek

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For ways to build that sort of number, see this thread.
Note: the field will need to be a Text field, not an Autonumber.

To reset Autonumbers delete the records from the table, then compact and repair the database. They will restart from 1.

Denis
 

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