Automation to Link Dependency and Auto Number Columns

Is there an automation or a way to use the Auto Number column to automatically create dependencies based on the order of the items. So the item that comes after another item in a group would be linked to the item above.

Ideally if an item would be moved to a new spot in the group, the Dependency column would update just as the Auto Number column does.

Otherwise with the quantity of new groups that are added on a daily basis, along with some very similar subitem tasks, at my company makes adding dependencies a very time consuming task.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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+1 to this question. As there isn’t a way to reference other items in im struggling to change status of sequential subitems.