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2552502 - PersonID generation with prefix 0


How to generate person ID with prefix 0?


Employee Central - New Hire


Here in this sample rule, the requirement is to have 5 characters in personID like P000*, P00** (where * is a number available in sequence's current value)

Create a rule using functions as below:

  • Format Number()
  • Get Next Value()


We cannot use concatenate() function as we will not be able to fetch sequence value if we use concatenate. Hence use Format Number() and concatenate the desired format + sequence number.


While framing SET condition use text and value:



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