[en] Use alphanumeric counters

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[en] Problem

[en] Counters are usually numeric, but you want to define your counters that use different numeral systems.

[en] Solution

[en] For example, you want to use the counter in the Base 36 numeral system.

[en] NiceLabel does not support Base 36 by default, but you can define it in your counter properties.

[en] Use Arabic numerals 0-9 and the Latin letters A-Z.

  • [en] In NiceLabel Desktop Designer, go to Variables > Add new variable and select Counter.

  • [en] Double-click your Counter variable to open the Counter properties window.

  • [en] Go to the Input rules tab.

  • [en] In the Allowed characters drop-down menu, select Alphanumeric.

  • [en] In the Check range section, enable checkboxes for Minimum value and Maximum value.

  • [en] Enter 1 in the Minimum value edit field and Z in the Maximum value edit field.

  • [en] In the Rollover settings section, enable Using min/max value checkbox.

  • [en] Click OK.

[en] Your counter will count 1, 2, 3,...9, A, B, C,...X, Y, Z,1,2,3,...