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The Auto Numbering Wizard dialog is used to set values for the custom attributes of the type 'Order number' automatically. The numbering can then be utilized, for example, in Process Hierarchy Ordering. The Auto numbering Wizard is used in the following way:

 

1.To open the Auto Numbering Wizard dialog, right-click on the flow chart, a main process, a core process, or a subprocess flow chart item and select Auto Numbering Wizard from the popup menu.
2.From the Possible custom attributes drop down list, select the custom attribute you want to set values for and click Next. Note that you need to create a new custom attribute of the type 'Order number' and define it for the model object types before it can be selected from the list.
3.Select the model object types you want to include in the numbering from the Possible Model Object Types list and click Next.
4.If you want to preserve possible existing values, select the Preserve Original Values check box. You can also select how many sub process levels the wizard should drill down to from the Drill Down Depth section. To drill down through all sub process levels, select the Infinite Drill Down. After choosing these additional options, click Next.
5.The wizard will set the values for the custom attributes according to the modeling direction similarly to "Process flow" selection in Process Hierarchy Ordering. Click Finish to close the wizard.

 

Note:

Only the elements inside the selected parent process are counted in the numbering, i.e. the parent process element itself does not get a value even if it has been assigned a custom attribute that is used in the auto numbering. If you want to include the parent process element in the auto numbering, right-click the flow chart on the process level where the element is and then choose Auto Numbering Wizard.
If the auto numbering is done once already, and the Preserve Original Values check box is selected when the auto numbering is done again, it can result in the same numbers being used in multiple elements.
Elements with multiple instances are counted only once, i.e. they get the number of their first occurrence.

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