Customize Auto Number with # of digits and starting #

The Auto Number column is great, but I’d like to be able to customize it to always be 4 digits and start at a particular number (as an example) This would help with tracking projects by Job # and transition away from a previous system.

Hi @setsteve

Welcome to the community! Did you realize that the AutoNumber column is renumbered every time you change the order of the items (Job # in your case)? To generate an auto generated id (with preText) that “sticks” to the item I recommend the AutoID Column app to be found here:

Ooooookay great point. In that case it would be amazing to customize the Item ID column to be 4-5 digits so it’s not overwhelming for putting into file names related to the project.

That all (and more) can be done with the AutoID Column app, 10-day free trial