We have activated the contribute form within our CIVI.

We wondered: with the arrival of the new year, when there will be the need to restart from 1 with the invoice numbering, do we have to do some operation or will the system restart automatically?


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It will not restart automatically, the requirement to restart from 1 (with a year somewhere in the invoice number?) is depending on countries AFAIK :-)

So what you need to do first thing in the new year is navigate to Administer>CiviContribute>CiviContribute Component Settings and update the invoice prefix (and the credit notes prefix if you need that too).

  • I don't think there is likely to be any country specific requirement for this, but that its something that an organisation may set as policy. I certainly would not reset as its good accounting practice to have invoice numbers unique, but using the prefix is a good way to achieve what you want.
    – Mick Kahn
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 13:17
  • Thank you for your answer. In our country the invoice numbering restarts every January. Is there a way to reset it manually?
    – Ictadmin
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 13:22
  • See my answer above? That is how to do it manually :-) Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 13:50
  • I tried but updating the prefix does not activate the invoice numbering reset
    – Ictadmin
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 14:07
  • There won't be any way to reset the actual Contribution ID as that is the database row value and hence has to be unique
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 20:27

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