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change reference number in purchase order

brijesh savaliya
on 7/22/13, 3:41 AM 5,589 views

when i create purchase order the reference no generated is in type PO00001 , PO00002 , .......

now i want the reference number in other format means just the number part like 0001 and auto generating.......

if anyone got any idea how to change plz help


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On 7/22/13, 4:20 PM

Sequences that OpenERP generates are defined via:

Settings --> Technical --> Sequences & Identifiers --> Sequences

(This menu is only available to users who are members of the Technical Features group - or who have 'Technical Features' checked on their user record - search this forum for help on making this change).

The format of each sequence can be modified:


To remove PO from the sequence, open the Purchase Order sequence and remove the Prefix text: PO

if you choose a Prefix based on Year, months like "SO_%(year)s _"would the counting start with 0001 again each year (so, you had a count how many PO's you have made in a year or in a month)? Or is the number continued endlessly or till you change that manually again in the Sequence setting?

on 6/19/15, 1:01 AM
On 2/16/18, 12:30 PM


What I want when I duplicate the Purchase Oder PO00001, the new name should be PO00001-2. And when I re-duplicate PO00001 the new name should be PO00001-3.

The same thing with PO00001-2, if it's duplicated the name should be PO00001-2-2

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