I just installed SuiteCRM. I did the setup and was creating my Invoice PDF when I noticed there was no customer/account number to choose from the Account’s fields. I did not see any Account ID or Account Number field in the Studio either. The invoice has an Invoice Number, I need the Account to have the same thing. Is there something I need to activate to get this field? Or please let me know how to create this auto-increment field and auto-assign the value to each newly created account.
Alternatively, since SuiteCRM assigns a unique ID to each record, you could easily create a custom field via Studio and a workflow that copies the ID to your custom field, which you can then display in any of the views (edit, detail, list, as well as the in search forms).
Unfortunately the ID is not a consecutive number, and it is a long string (difficult to manipulate by hand).
I installed the packaged mentioned in the link you suggested and it’s perfect. It creates a new Data Type called Autoincrement and you can create a custom field on any object with this data type, it gives you many format options. Very very good. Thanks.