My automatic numbering for my invoices seems to have stopped working. The number that is showing for my next invoice has already been used and at least 10 since

Wanted to create an invoice and it seems the automatic numbering has stopped. The next number is shows has already been used and there have been at least 10 generated since that number. How do I find out what the last invoice number was and how do I reset it to automatically number again?

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This happens when you manually enter numbers and you miss one. For instance: You are entering a stack of pre-numbered invoices - starting with Invoice #100. QB automatically enters the Invoice numbers sequentially. You are entering # 110 when notice that the Invoices are not in order - you are actually entering #111. You look back and determine that #107 is missing and go back and enter #107. QB will restart automatic numbering using #108 (already used).

To find the last Invoice Number use the Simple Find function: Find>Invoice>(enter a date range). When the list populates, click Report. Next, sort the report by number - high to low. Review to see if any numbers have been duplicated and correct. Once you have determined the last number, start the next invoice, manually entering the next invoice number. Create and Save the Invoice. QB should take it from there.

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