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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