# How To Set The Next Item Number
There may be cases where you want to set, or reset, the next automatic item number used when adding new items. There is an option in the main Items Dashboard for this.
# Edit Item# Options
The system will attempt to use the Next assigned item# field value as the next automatically generated item#.
If the value set for the "Next assigned item#" is already in use, Auctria will look for the next free number to use in place of the one entered.
If a numeric value is manually entered when you are adding a new item that value
+1 will be used to update the Next assigned item#.