Purchase Order Numbers
The PO module allows up to 30 characters for each PO#.
This is, of course, dependent on the original installation setup, as are all key fields in the software. Be sure to check with your System Administrator (or the Pre-Implementation Workbook) to see if any special considerations were made for the PO numbering scheme. If not, you may number the purchase orders in any manner that suits your company.
Purchase order numbers may be assigned automatically or manually. If you want the PO to be automatically assigned the next sequential number, check the option flag in PO Company Parameters. Purchase orders relating to jobs may also have their numbers automatically assigned through use of the initialization features in Project Management. These use a combination of the project and either the vendor number or a sequence number (for more information see Related Topics below).