Next Numbers is an object used to increment a unique, but not necessarily sequential, number.
The unique number generated by this object is commonly used in filenames as they are created, or as a key value for a database insert. They are most often used as a self-incrementing number for each document generated.
How the Object Works
Referenced by Rulesets (with the GetNextNumberFromServer action), Business Processes (GetNextNumber task), and even File Monitors and Adapters (as substitution variables), this object can be used in a server database, server or local cache.
To use this object, you must:
- Create the object.
- Define the values and numeric ranges.
- Reference this object from a Ruleset, Business Process, File Monitor or Adapter.