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Advocate II

Creating a Unique ID with SharePoint ID value

What I'm looking to do is take a Prefix (we'll call it CCB) and then grab the ID of the item that was just created in SharePoint to build a unique ID. It would always be 9 characters long. In another workflow tool we were able to run an expression that would take the prefix and combine it with a PadLeft function that knew the overall length of the padding to add (in this case 6), the pad character (in this case 0) and the text to combine (SharePoint List ID) to output something that would look like CCB000333.


I'm racking my brain on how to achieve this in Flow. Any ideas? 

Super User II
Super User II


Hi there - This one sounds interesting, and I feel like there's a better way to do this, but I did find this creative solution.


It seems cumbersome but might get you going in the right direction.





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Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Hi @danielleruns , how about this approach?

concat('ABC', triggerBody()?['ID'])


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