Masks for Sequenced Numbers

Civic Platform users encounter many different sequenced numbers, such as citation numbers, permit numbers, and receipt numbers. Users can recognize the type of number because of the mask. A mask in Civic Platform determines how a number looks. For example, each new permit number might have a prefix indicating the type of permit and a date code in addition to the incriminated number. A citation number might have a prefix that identifies it as a citation and not a permit, receipt number, or another record in Civic Platform. After the initial implementation, you rarely need to modify masks.