Using unique report IDs makes finding your reports much easier and makes working with the Online Services much simpler.
HG Software will assign a number to the reports by default starting with 0000001. It is important that Report IDs be unique to the report. Using a formula (as opposed to chronological numbers) is a better way to prevent ID duplicates. Consider using one of the following options for Report IDs:
- Date + Address: 20150518-OakSt
- Date + Customer Last Name: 20150518-Smith
The date always changes, and it is unlikely an inspection would be done on the same day, on the same street or for a client with the same last name. On the rare occasions where that does happen, simply add an A or B to the end of the ID to prevent a duplicate.
In the end, you can use any system you like, as long as the IDs do not duplicate.