How to create custom Auto increment column item id in SharePoint? What I want, When a user creates a new item in a list then this combination code auto-generate. Anyone please give some link or guide me how to achieve this.

for example combination. Purchase order =PO Department =Dept like IT, HR, Admin. 2018-2019= 1819 serial No start = 000001 We want a combination of PO+Dept+ 1819-0000001 Like below example. When HR team create form then generate below format. POHR1819000001 When IT team create the form then below format generate. POIT1819000001

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You can create the required combination ID using SharePoint designer workflow and set that value to a custom column.

  • Thank Aditya for your suggestion, can you plz Share a link if any. Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 12:20

Download SharePoint designer 2013.

Connect to your site by SharePoint designer, then you could create workflow for your list and update list item field value(screenshots of SharePoint 2013 workflow).

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You could refer below official guideline.


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