When creating an invoice, you need to put down a unique invoice number. This is by default an auto-generated number that starts from number 1, but it can also be a number you put down yourself from your accounting software.

It can also be customized to your own needs.

Let's say you need to create invoices that have a specific number format. For example, it could have this elements:

  • {yyyy} -> current year (2018)
  • {yy} -> current year, shortened (18)
  • {q} -> current quarter (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • {n} -> sequential invoice number (1, 2, 3...)
  • {mm} -> month (01, 02...)
  • {company_code} -> First three letters of your company name will be included (ACME = ACM)

Which means your invoice numbers could be formatted like this:

  • {yyyy}/{mm}/{n} -> 2018/02/1 ; 2018/03/2...
  • {n}-{company_code}-{yyyy} -> 1-ACM-2018 ; 2-ACM-2018...
  • etc.

If you want to set up a custom invoice number format you can do that by going to Settings > Company info in your Productive account.

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