I want each item in a list to have a unique number. I know I have done this in a previous job.

I have created a list and I can't determine which SITE COLUMN to add -- or how to CREATE my own column to accomplish this.

I am using a version of SharePoint that is a hybrid of 2010 and 2013.

Thank you!

  • Each list and library has a built in unique id column, called ID. Oct 17, 2016 at 20:25

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You can use Out of the box ID column inorder to have unique ID for your list item.

Go to List Tab > Modify view > Check the ID column and click Ok.

  • Thank you so much for the quick response. I knew it was something simple, but I was looking in the List Settings instead of Modify View. Oct 17, 2016 at 20:34

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