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    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.
    Code:
    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, 08:54. Reason: revise thread title

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

    Hello psu41,

    Welcome to Ozgrid. We're glad to have you on board, however, please note the following regarding thread titles:

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    Your title of "Sequential numbers problems" does not describe your thread or objective and is not helpful to those searching the forum for a solution to a similar need.

    Please note the change to your title, which is based on the objective stated in your thread.

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