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Where do I find documentation on autonumber fields (also known as sequence, counter, autoID)?

Question asked by twells on Jun 1, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 by twells

I need a field that automatically increments by one each time a document is added to a library.  I have found some awkward work-arounds where a workflow gets a number from a list  and adds one and creates a new entry in the list with the new value.  The guaranteed concurrency errors this will create are silly at best.  In pure DotNET I'd simply use a database sequence, query NextVal and the database handles record locking so even documents added at the exact same second get different numbers.

 

How do I do this with SharePoint 2013 and/or Nintex and where is it documented?

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