Managing Projects → Frequently Asked Questions About Projects
For maintenance purposes, project overrides to workflows should be kept to a minimum. Overrides can be beneficial, however, when all of your projects are assigned to a single workflow. This enables you to establish a solid process that you can tailor as needed.
Select the Use Parent Project's Sequence Number for all projects in your system. This ensures that number sequencing is inherited from the Base Project and that all Item IDs will be unique.
Clear the Use Parent Project's Sequence Number check box for a parent project, but select it for child projects. This ensures unique IDs for the parent and child projects.
While some level of unique Item IDs optimizes SBM's reporting and search capabilities, you can set different numbering sequences for each project if this meets your organization's needs. To do so, clear the Use Parent Project's Sequence Number check box for each project, including child projects.
For each option described, you can define the starting number for item IDs and set the number of filled zeros. For details, refer to Workflow and Sequencing Options.
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