Using MAX On a Column Not Individual FIeld


Hello is it possible to use the functionality for the MAX dropdown on the bottom of the page when viewing a table in an actual function. I have an email out to support and am hoping either this thread, or the email can be responded to. I’m trying to create an auto number field that starts at a certain number and will adhere to that sequence regardless of records being deleted. Is this possible. Is there an equation or formula that can work in this instance?