If you generate workorders from PM’s that have a lot of job tasks, you may have noticed that the parent workorder numbers are not in order or sequential. It may seem like the workorder numbers are skipping when they shouldn’t be, but in fact, what’s happening is this. When a PM, that has job tasks associated with it, is generated into a workorder, those individual tasks use up workorder autonumber keys. So if your job plan has 30 tasks, it will use 30 workorder autonumber keys and I think this is unnecessary. If you have a lot of PM’s, this number can get high pretty quickly. I think the workorder autonumber should be used only for that purpose. So here is how you setup different autonumber keys for workorder tasks so that you don’t use all the autonumber values.