Sequential Numbers across multiple users

Hi,

I am trying to have a simple sequential numbering scheme for cases.

I have tried parent and child, where the parent keeps the number and then
the child reads this. This is fine when there is only one person collecting
data, as soon as multiple people start collecting, the numbering goes awry.

Is there a way to create a sequential number for all cases?

Much Thanks in Advance

Tim

Hi Tim,

Unfortunately this is not really possible. One possible workaround is to
prepend the number with something from the user’s profile using custom user
data https://help.commcarehq.org/display/commcarepublic/Custom+User+Data.
It won’t be an integer but you might be able to setup a human-readable ID
that is mostly unique.

Cory

··· On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Tim wrote:

Hi,

I am trying to have a simple sequential numbering scheme for cases.

I have tried parent and child, where the parent keeps the number and then
the child reads this. This is fine when there is only one person collecting
data, as soon as multiple people start collecting, the numbering goes awry.

Is there a way to create a sequential number for all cases?

Much Thanks in Advance

Tim


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Thanks Cory,

this has been in my head for weeks - at least I know now. I will use date
and time instead.

Tim

··· On Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:52:36 PM UTC, Cory Zue wrote: > > Hi Tim, > > Unfortunately this is not really possible. One possible workaround is to > prepend the number with something from the user's profile using custom > user data > . It > won't be an integer but you might be able to setup a human-readable ID that > is mostly unique. > > Cory > > On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Tim <tim.bu...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> I am trying to have a simple sequential numbering scheme for cases. >> >> I have tried parent and child, where the parent keeps the number and then >> the child reads this. This is fine when there is only one person collecting >> data, as soon as multiple people start collecting, the numbering goes awry. >> >> Is there a way to create a sequential number for all cases? >> >> Much Thanks in Advance >> >> Tim >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >