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Old January 10th, 2020, 10:41 AM
lasdoog lasdoog is offline
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Default Sequential Numbering with gaps


I'm wondering if there is a way to use the a Callback rule to generate a sequence of numbers that has gaps in it.


250-290, etc.

I have a customer who wants numbering that does not contain 41-49 or 91-99 in the number sequence. It seems like you should be able to do this using Callback rule with javascript. Using trim on the last 9 of every group of 50? This probably be 3,000 to 5,000 numbers.

Any suggestions are much appreciated!
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Old January 13th, 2020, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: Sequential Numbering with gaps

Something like this:
var nums = [];
var num = 0;
for (var i = 1; i <= 5000; i++)
    if (num % 50 > 40)
        num += 9;

return nums[FusionPro.Composition.inputRecordNumber];
This doesn't need a Callback rule; a regular old Text rule will work just fine. Though an optimization would be to put all but the last line of the code above into the JavaScript Globals.
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Old January 24th, 2020, 01:12 PM
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Default Re: Sequential Numbering with gaps

Thanks Dan!

It's beautiful.
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