Improve Performance for
registering new patients
When a patient is first entered into Capable 21C, they are
normally assigned a case number that begins with NP. This is
known as a temporary case number. Capable 21C
automatically determines the number using two different
formulas. This article describes how to choose which
formula should be used by Capable 21C - thereby optimising
performance of the function that determines the new temporary
When the New Patient/Client button is clicked in the Patient
Information and Editing window, Capable 21C searches to find an
appropriate NP case number to assign to the new patient/client.
There are two formulas that Capable 21C can use to calculate the
new number. The first formula is known as the Full search.
The second formula is known as the Quick search.
The full search starts at NP0000 and checks every number
until it finds an available NP number. Whilst this
technique has the advantage of re-using old numbers when they
become available, if there are a large number of
patients/clients with NP case numbers, it may take a long time
to find an available number.
The quick search starts at the last NP number currently in
use and increments by one. This is significantly faster,
but does not re-use old NP numbers when they become available.
To select either the full or quick search:
- Go to Setup|Settings.
- Go to the Other tab.
- Click on the General system component.
- Click on the Next NP Search setting.
- Change the value to be either Quick or Full as required.
- Close the Capable Settings window (no need to apply).
Capable 21C ships with the setting set to Full.
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