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TOPIC: Possible to have two order number series?

Possible to have two order number series? 29 Jun 2014 21:42 #1

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Hi - this is a pre-sales questions - we sell two categories of products, boys products and girls products. There are 5 boys products and 5 girls products. We would like to have two independent series of numbers represent the order numbers. For example, for any boys products, the numbers should increase sequentially starting from 1, something like the year followed by the sequential order number: ie, 2014-boys#. And the same for the girls products: ie, 2104-girls#. Both boys and girls order numbers should start at order number 1 and increase by 1 with each order, independent of each other. Is this possible to configure using the VM2 ordernumber product?

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Possible to have two order number series? 07 Jul 2014 21:20 #2

It is possible to have multiple order number counters, but not with boys/girls as you suggest. You can have different counters e.g. depending on the state of the customer (with the format like "[year]-[country2]-#" the counter will run within the year and the country).

However, there is no way to make the counter run inside product categories of the order. One problem that might appear with your approach: What if a customer orders both boys and girls items?

So, sorry, your order numbers like 2014-boys# are not possible.

Best regards,
Reinhold

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