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Displaying PID on demo sheet

I am trying to display pid on the patients demographics sheet but when I do it won’t let me add a new patient because it says I am duplicating pid.

Hi Tammy,

What version of OpenEMR are you running. I have and if I leave the external ID field blank when creating a new patient it displays what I believe is the patient ID in the demographics tab.

Thanks. I thought that was an open text field.