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Auto Increment

The Auto Increment tool is available upon request for some clients including users with our BS5837 functionality. It allows you to renumber an ID field.

Note: This tool does NOT use the Advanced Filter, so be sure to apply selection unless you want to renumber every record!

This tool is located under Hub -> Data Tools -> Auto Increment.

To Update by Map:

1. Layer – select the layer containing the records that you wish to update

2. Field to Increment – this is the field that will be renumbered. This is usually an ID field, such as TreeID or GroupID

3. Start At – the number to start the renumbering at ie 1

4. No Field to Compare – tick this to increment all records

5. Update From Map – tick this so you can choose what to update from the map

6. Add – choose from polygon, point or ID but we’d recommend polygon

7. Click the Add button and draw a polygon around the area to select those records

8. Click the Go button to start processing and say yes to overwrite the records (after double checking you have selected a sub-set of data!)

Here is a 30 second (mute) demonstration of renumbering trees. Bear in mind that that the trees are renumbered in order of their Primary ID, not their geographical order.

Updated on January 23, 2020

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