There are a number of files which are dependent on maintaining a unique ID for each record. The "Counters" file is used to automatically assign unique ID's to records. Although it is possible to over-ride these uniquie ID's it is recommended that you do not. Counters are set in the "Defaults" record. Unique ID's are assigned based on the values shown in the "Defaults" record and the Site ID stored in the "Defaults" record.
1. File menu > Show Defaults.
Go to the "Options 2" page of the "Default" record.
The counters are set at the beginning numbers.
2. The "Set High" button causes the counters to be reset at a number just higher that the largest number used to date.
3. Site ID MUST be set for remote Users to minimize the number of Unique ID collisions. Required are both Numeric and Alphanumeric ID's.