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Contacts - Use Account Number for multiple Contacts

Started by Eric Rosenberg in Feature Requests | Idea

Xero current requires that the "Account Number" field be unique for al contacts. However, the Account Number assigned by Suppliers to our company is outside of our control so it's possible to be given the same Account Number for two different suppliers.

One solution is to stop requiring it to be unique. Another would be to have two Account Number fields, one that is assigned by us to the Supplier (which could continue to need to be unique) while the other would be the Account Number assigned by the Supplier to our company.
Thanks for sharing here, Eric. Though we don't have immediate plans for this atm, we'll get a sense of demand in the idea here. - Remember to come back and add your own vote 🙂

Though not the same field you're asking about here, I also just want to let you know of this other conversation around the structure of contacts, and an option for allowing duplicate contact names.

Kelly M (Community Manager)