I have a problem of sequence in the list SharePoint 2010. I need a column Sequence with format 000001. This column is in type of single text.

I think the best way is customizing a workflow, but I cannot use SharePoint Designer, neither deploy a workflow as a WSP file.

I tried the column calculated who is equal to ID, but I must refresh the page to display the right number and the last number always 000000.

I want to try JavaScript to set the value of column. But the code does not work in my site:


I find the JavaScript for updating a list item in the site Microsoft. But it does not work.


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I was able to achieve this using JavaScript. Steps

  1. Open the NewForm page of the list. Example http://webappurl/sitecollection/site/lists/listname/newform.aspx
  2. Click Site Actions and Edit Page
  3. Add new web part -> Content Editor Web Part
  4. Edit HTML and insert below code

    <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
        function pad(num, size) {
            var s = num+"";
            while (s.length < size) s = "0" + s;
            return s;
        var siteUrl = '/sitecollection/site';
        function retrieveListItems() {
            var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
            var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('test');
            var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
            camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name="ID" Ascending="FALSE" /></OrderBy></Query><RowLimit>1</RowLimit></View>');
            this.collListItem = oList.getItems(camlQuery);
            clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed))
        function onQuerySucceeded(sender, args) {
            if(collListItem.get_count() == 0) {
            var listItemEnumerator = collListItem.getEnumerator();
            while (listItemEnumerator.moveNext()) {
                var oListItem = listItemEnumerator.get_current();
                var maxId = oListItem.get_id();
                maxId = maxId + 1
                var nextSequence = pad(maxId, 6);
        function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
            alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());
        ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(retrieveListItems, "sp.js");
  • Hi Amal, thank you very much. I tried your script, but it does not work, there is no value in the column Sequence. And alert 'Request failed' does not appear.
    – AnnaCICI
    Oct 29, 2014 at 14:09
  • Make sure the siteUrl and the listname are updated. Its most likely you have provided wrong siteURL. Oct 29, 2014 at 14:10
  • I had changed site URL and listname
    – AnnaCICI
    Oct 29, 2014 at 14:11
  • What is the exact error message. Inside onQuerySucceeded put an alert statement alert(nextSequence); Oct 29, 2014 at 14:15
  • Hi, it works. Because I modified formula with InfoPath. When I created a new sandard list, it works. But the first item always no value in Sequence. And other items always display 000002 in Sequence.
    – AnnaCICI
    Oct 29, 2014 at 14:41

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