When we use list filter for a field that is using auto numbering (e.g. = javascript:global.getNextObjNumberPadded()); for example: cmdb_ci_business_app - Number field; and then click New, we prefill the field's value with list filter's value. 
This is fine for normally editable fields like Company or Caller, but we should respect the form settings for non-editable fields like Number.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Go to cmdb_ci_business_app table in list view.
  2. Filter the Number field using right-click and show matching.
  3. After the list is refreshed, click the New button.
  4. Observe that the Number field is prefilled with the same number/string you selected.
  5. This field should use the next sequence unique number/string instead of the prefilled value from step 4.


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If you can not wait until then, you can add attributes: "ignore_filter_on_new=true" in the sys_dictionary record of that Number field. 

Related Problem: PRB1431792

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