I have created a program to generate and track purchase orders. The PO number is auto-generated. It’s often helpful to be able to give a PO number to a vendor (or a program) when placing an order, so I wonder if there is an easy way to commit an auto-increment record and show it in the program, and after that allow the user to fill in the remaining required fields.
I have created a PO system that uses a two-step form. On the first page, I start the form with minimal information like the supplier name and project, when you click “Save” or in my case I call it “Continue”. The record and auto-increment is created and the second page displays it.
That’s a good way to do it! And it looks like I can require certain fields on the step-2 screen.