The original implementation of the Bulk Account Creation tool required that the number of leading zeroes was greater or equal to the number of digits in the number of accounts to create. For example, if a user wanted to create twenty accounts, the number of digits had to be two, because 20 requires at least two digits. Below is an example of Bulk Account Creation.
As of 4.10, Bulk Account Creation does not make restrictions on minimum number of digits as described above. Users can still create accounts the same way, however, now accounts can be created with a “floating,” “not fixed” numeric part. To reflect the change in logic, “Number of digits” was renamed to “Minimum number of digits.”
Note: Users can be generated in Bulk in the same fashion as before, this functionality simply extends the option to exclude the leading zeroes.
The above configuration of Bulk Account Creation yields the following accounts for reference:
Note: Our product uses alphabetical sorting, so this type of account generation does not provide a “clean sort” and the accounts appear “unordered.”
You can see there are several accounts without leading zeroes: john.doe1, john.doe9, etc. Because the minimum number of digits was one, there are no leading zeroes added.
You can also see that there are accounts with more than two digits: john.doe11, john.doe20, etc. This reflects the change in logic.