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    Increment invoice number when opening template and save as new file name

    I want to make an invoice template and have others pull up the template and each time they do have it add one to the invoice number. Then I want them to populate the invoice and save it under a different name. My problem is when they open the file under the different name it adds one to the invoice as well. How can I make it so the saved copy invoice number is locked? Also if I wanted to start at a number say 4000 how would I accomplish this. The code in my work book is as follows: I am a novice at VBA and macros.
    VB:
    Public Function NextSeqNumber(Optional sFileName As String, Optional nSeqNumber As Long = -1) As Long 
        Const sDEFAULT_PATH As String = "C:\Documents and Settings\....." 
        Const sDEFAULT_FNAME As String = "C:\Documents and Settings\.....txt" 
        Dim nFileNumber As Long 
         
        nFileNumber = FreeFile 
        If sFileName = "" Then sFileName = sDEFAULT_FNAME 
        If InStr(sFileName, Application.PathSeparator) = 0 Then _ 
        sFileName = sDEFAULT_PATH & Application.PathSeparator & sFileName 
        If nSeqNumber = -1& Then 
            If Dir(sFileName) <> "" Then 
                Open sFileName For Input As nFileNumber 
                Input #nFileNumber, nSeqNumber 
                nSeqNumber = nSeqNumber + 1& 
                Close nFileNumber 
            Else 
                nSeqNumber = 1& 
            End If 
        End If 
        On Error Goto PathError 
        Open sFileName For Output As nFileNumber 
        On Error Goto 0 
        Print #nFileNumber, nSeqNumber 
        Close nFileNumber 
        NextSeqNumber = nSeqNumber 
        Exit Function 
    PathError: 
        NextSeqNumber = -1& 
    
    
    Last edited by AAE; August 12th, 2011 at 08:54. Reason: revise thread title

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    Re: Increment invoice number when opening template and save as new file name

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