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2497455 - How to change/reset the CURRENT value in a Sequence object


How to modify CURRENT value in a sequence object when its read-only?


Employee Central - New Hire

Employee Central - Sequence

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Goto admin centre > manage data > sequence > make correction.
  2. You cannot change CURRENT field from the UI as it is a read-only field.



  1. We can use sequence object to assign a particular sequence when an employee is hired.
  2. This sequence is incremented whenever you do a new hire ONLY via 'add new employee' tool.
  3. But when you import say 50 new employees via import, the sequence number is not incremented and we would manually need to change the current value to say +50.
  4. You cannot change CURRENT field from the UI as it is a read-only field.


Export sequence you would like to edit:


Sequence exported:


Current value to be assigned is 0. Change it to 155 and prepare an import file:


Validate and import:


Now you can verify that current value is set as you entered it in import file.


This 155 will be the value assigned to any new hire done from 'add new employee' tool.


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