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Kastore
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Resolver II

Automate Planner Task name - Sequenced number

Hello everyone,

 

i have been searching and in touch with our IT guy but we have not yet found a solution on the internet or in this forum. 

 

We basically transfered to MS Planner recently and have a task list. We always name the task the same way e.g. HR_000.

Due to transfering from system A to Planner we are now stuck with already existing tasks (e.g. HR_120) and would want to have a way to add the "Department + 3 digits starting from a specific number" before the name of the task.

 

I already found some ways to increment a variable but i am stuck with this.. alot ._. 

 

Could someone help me with this?

 

Task:

1) Create new planner task

2) Add sequenced number to the task name starting at a specific number (HR_121 Task Name, HR_122 Task Name)

 

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Kastore
Resolver II
Resolver II

After doing some rethinking we got a solution:

 

1) Create an excel sheet in either sharepoint or onedrive

2) Set a starting number -> click on that cell -> make it a table (table1)

3) go to ANOTHER column and enter =sum(A:A). Make that cell a table as well (table2)

 

Power Automate:

1) Trigger: "When creating a new task in planner"

2) "List cells in Table" - set Table to Table1

3) "Add row into table" -> set Table to Table1 -> set the value in Column to 1 

4) "List cells in Table" -> set Table to Table2 (the sum)

5) "Apply to all" -> pick "value" -> Planner "Update Task" -> Set ID to ID and titel to "FREE_TEXT column1"

 

That should have you set up ready to go

 

 

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Kastore
Resolver II
Resolver II

After doing some rethinking we got a solution:

 

1) Create an excel sheet in either sharepoint or onedrive

2) Set a starting number -> click on that cell -> make it a table (table1)

3) go to ANOTHER column and enter =sum(A:A). Make that cell a table as well (table2)

 

Power Automate:

1) Trigger: "When creating a new task in planner"

2) "List cells in Table" - set Table to Table1

3) "Add row into table" -> set Table to Table1 -> set the value in Column to 1 

4) "List cells in Table" -> set Table to Table2 (the sum)

5) "Apply to all" -> pick "value" -> Planner "Update Task" -> Set ID to ID and titel to "FREE_TEXT column1"

 

That should have you set up ready to go

 

 

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