Adjust the customer number

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In the InLoox PM options, you can customize and configure the InLoox PM Web App features, inter alia the customer number. In the InLoox PM options, in the Customer number area, you can define the number format rules.

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Adjust a customer number

  1. Open the InLoox PM options.
    For more information on how to open InLoox PM options, please see Open the InLoox PM options.
  2. Click General options in the navigation pane.
  3. Click Customer number. Below you see the Customer number area:

  4. Choose the required options by activating the related check boxes:
    • For the project number, choose Prefix (leading character string), Sequence number or Suffix (trailing character string).
    • For the number setting you need at least a Prefix or Sequence number.
    • Combine a Prefix or a Suffix with a Sequence number.
  5. Click Save & Close in the navigation pane to save the changes.

Mode description for prefix and suffix


Data type and significance

Any text

Any character string of any length, which can be changed.

Fix text

Any character string of any length, which cannot be changed, e.g. the word project.

Regular expression

Input a format and an example. Please note the format rules.

 For more information see Change the number format.

InLoox PM Web App verifies if the number of the created project has the right format. If the number doesn't correspond to the specified format, the user is asked to correct the project number.

Examples of common formats



Four-digit year combined with sequence number (e.g. "Project 2011-008")



  • "Project 2011-" (fixed prefix with year).
  • "Sequence number" (maximum 3 digits with leading zeroes).


  • Rule: ^Customer \d{4}-$
  • Standard value: Customer 2011- or Customer 2012-

Sequence number: Number of digits: 3


Suffix: none

Sequence number with country code



  • "Sequence number" (maximum 5 digits with leading zeroes).
  • Country code (-DE, -AT, -FR, ...).

Prefix: none


Sequence number: Number of digits: 5




  • Rule: ^-\w{2}$


  • Standard value: -DE

Simple sequence number

  • "Sequence number" (maximum 6 digits with leading zeroes).

Prefix: none


Sequence number: Number of digits : 6


Suffix: none

Free format

Prefix: any text


Sequence number: none


Suffix: none


Effects of changing the number format: