I need to create a way to version the sub object instance and I'm looking into what I can do without processes.
I.e. each time they press new in the sub object for it to iterate the version number
Auto generate looked promising but unfortunately it is global. (i.e. it doesn't restart at 1 on a different instance)
(you can do "Parent Object Attribute Reference" and combine it with number or text)
Writing a process isn't an issue for us, but just want to check there's not an easy way to do this OTB.
In that case, do not go for auto-numbering and advise the users to follow the sequence.
Yes I did think of that but I want to keep the user experience as simple as possible, less things the user has to do the better!
Thanks for your input though, it's looking like a process as it is because the OTB copy function isn't very good.
"it's looking like a process..." - then that's what should you go for.... I might suggest having a word with support as well