Alfresco Numbering module is a module that provides tools for generating sequences such as document numbers or ids in Alfresco. The module development was sponsored by AlingsÃ¥s Kommun. A very common requirement when implementing Alfresco is to provide a custom data model. Very often this also include a metadata field that hold a unique document number. The document number can be used to clearly indicate for the user that this is a unique document. User are also able to search for a particular document using the document number to be able to quickly find and use documents. The tools provided with this module can also be used to generate sequences for other use cases than document numbers; Case IDs, Folder IDs and project numbers are common use cases.
Included in the module are also some basic styles on how the generated number should be presented for the user. The styles are configurable and many of them can be combined. It is also very easy to provide your own style. Examples of the provided styles for a unique number of 1234 are:
- Padded number: 0001234
- Prefixed number: XXX-1234
- Prefixed and padded number: XXX-00012324
- Current date as prefix and padded number: 2016-01-12-0001234