The out-of-the-box Auto-Numbering feature in Dynamics CRM provides auto-numbering for the following entities:

  • Contracts
  • Cases
  • Articles
  • Quotes
  • Orders
  • Invoices
  • Campaigns

The format for auto-numbering is [prefix]-[number]-[suffix] example CNR-1001-AB7DC4


The limitation with OOB feature for auto-numbering is that it cannot be applied to custom entities.

The feature can be accessed by going into System > Administration > Auto Numbering