Software: Intuit #QuickBooks #accounting software
The general journal entry number has to be unique. You just need to set the first entry number and QuickBooks will automatically keep the running number in sequential order. For example, you enter the first entry number as J160801 and QuickBooks will automatically assign the next number as J160802, and so on.
If you have accidentally disabled the auto-assign general journal entry number feature, you can enable it again by checking the “Automatically assign general journal entry number” checkbox from the Company Preferences tab of the Accounting preference. Unless you are keeping the sequential journal entry number manually in a spreadsheet, if not, it is good to let QuickBooks manage the entry number for you.