I’m glad to see you in the Community, @SJ43. I'm here to ensure that you can add numbers to your transactions in QuickBooks Online (QBO).
We can turn on the custom transaction numbers feature so you can add your numbering preference. QuickBooks automatically assigns numbers to your transactions unless you turn on Custom transaction numbers. Once turned on, this will add a field where you can enter any number format you want.
See the screenshot for visual reference:
Once done, open an invoice or any sales form. In the Invoice no. field, enter the custom number you want to use for your forms. The sequence you set here applies to all sales forms.
By performing the steps above, you'll be able to turn on the Custom transaction numbers feature in QuickBooks
Also, here's how you can turn on the purchase orders to add transaction numbers to them:
For additional reference, you can go through these articles:
If you want to add a field in your sales forms and purchase orders, then consider checking out this article for detailed steps to use it: How to add custom fields to sales forms and purchase orders.
Please don't hesitate to leave a comment if you have further concerns about adding a transaction number in QBO. I'm just around if you need help. Take care and have a great day!
Hi there, @SJ43.
Let me join in this conversation and add more insights about custom transaction numbers.
By default, this feature is automatically turned on once you create an account in QuickBooks. You will see this as Invoice no., Sales receipt no., Estimate no., and Credit memo no. to your sales.
You don't have to enter a number for each sales transaction since QuickBooks will automatically assign it for you. If you use a fresh account and create a transaction, QuickBooks will start the numbering with 1001.
If you assign a new number, the program will then reset your sales number and use that as the starting one. Then, use it as a new numbering sequence when you create sales.
In case you need to track your sales and inventory status, this article would be useful for you: Financial reports you can use to track your sales income.
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