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How to start with a higher invoice number in Odoo cloud? After I already created invoices that I can't remove

Kasper Souren
on 6/10/14, 5:03 AM 1,971 views

I created my first invoice with Odoo (cloud at odoo.com). And I'm getting "Invoice SAJ/2014/0001". I have already created invoices before for this year so I would like to start with a higher number. How can I do that?

I had already created an invoice that I can't remove.

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In the Menu Users --> Users screen select the "Administrator" record and Edit the records in the "Access Rights" Tab check the "Technical Features" check box. And refresh the page after than you can view Technical Menu.

on 6/11/14, 5:48 AM


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On 6/10/14, 6:33 AM

Go to Settings -> Technical -> Sequences & identifiesr -> Sequences ...
look for sequence you want to modify.. 
In your case Account Default Sales Journal and
set Next number to value you want to be next invoice number.. 



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Els Van Vossel (evv)
On 6/11/14, 7:52 AM

Another way is to go to the menu Accounting > Configuration > Journals. Click Journals and select the corresponding sales journal. Click the Entry Sequence link (by default it's called Sales Journal). Click Edit and change the number in the Next Number field. Please note that the number you type there will be used for the new invoice.

In case you have validated invoices with a wrong number, I would suggest you to cancel the existing invoices. Rename that sales journal to something like OLD and create a new sales journal in which you set the correct numbering before validating a new invoice. Use the new sales journal for your invoices. Hope this helps.

Wouter Tebbens
On 6/11/14, 9:50 AM

Kasper, make sure you have the technical settings applied on your user! Go to Settings > Users and edit your user accordingly. Then do the steps above.

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