How do I create autonumber in SharePoint List where the field contain duplicates. I want to use workflow with condition to identify these duplicate items and set the ID. For example, there are several item and type with the same name. So, I want it add an ID according to the item and type. (first Item A and type A1 = 1, second Item A and type A1 = 2).

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Is this possible?

  • You can create a SharePoint Designer with the Workflow 2013 engine. Are you talking about SharePoint 2013? – Mike Apr 27 '15 at 4:33
  • yes.. can you give an example on how to do it? – Jane Apr 27 '15 at 6:59

Best option is to create an Event Receiver. It is like a database trigger. More info here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee231563.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

  • the thing is I'm a trainee and there's limitation on what I can do. I really need to find a way to do it using sharepoint designer.. thanks anyway.. – Jane Apr 27 '15 at 2:37
  • I think you cannot do it with SharePoint Designer ... :-( – Juan Pablo Pussacq Laborde Apr 27 '15 at 2:42

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