can be custom counter set to a specific value
we were using counters in automatic inventory numbers with counters set like:
where the first part (SRV here) is specific for each object type (ie SRV%COUNTER:1#4% for servers, SW%COUNTER:1#4% for switches etc.).
Until recently it worked like each object type had its own counter this way, but (with introduction of custom counters I believe, I dont know it exactly I just found it out now) counter COUNTER seems to be common for each object type now.
So if I have for example 500 servers and 2 switches, adding a switch generates number SW0501 instead of expected SW0003.
I could create a custom counter for each object type i want to use inventory number for, but trouble is it starts at 1 (or can be reset exactly to 1), but I already have a lot of devices labeled and starting from 1 would generate duplicate inventory numbers.
Thus creating custom counters and setting each one to desired value would do the trick for me, so the question is: can be custom counter set to a specific value? If so, how do I do it?
thank you very much for your quick answer.
I am sorry and feel a little ashamed to bother you with this obviously documented matter, I managed to find it myself in german KB.
I was just looking into english mutation https://kb.i-doit.com/en/basics/custom-counter.html which states just
tbd. I myself would find it useful, if empty kb articles contained at least a ling to their german counterparts, as using translator is much easier for me than trying to find out what to search for in language I do not use fluently.
Nevertheless, thank you again.