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Djbazuka
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Need to call auto generate from flows

Hi,

 

So I am trying to create auto incrementing unique contact identifier (when a contact is created). I have been able to do this using Auto number field {Contact (out of the box)} and using a text field {Contact (Workflow)} (this uses the classic work flow to call auto number definition) 

 

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I don't know how to progress any further than this in the flows:-

 

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 I am new to flows. I would really appreciate i if someone can help.

 

Yours truly,

Mubeen Ahmed

 

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Hi @Djbazuka ,

 

Could you please explain further more about your scenario? If you have a calculated field within the SP list, when creating items field value will be generated automatically, and it will be the same in Dataverse. If you would like to achieve a same procedure without calculated columns of Dataverse, you can use a Compose data operation to deal with the dynamic contents of field values from the trigger:

vjefferni_0-1647931015103.png

 

However, be aware that there is no numeric ID column within Dataverse, so usually we will create a autonumber column and set the prefix manually:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/autonumber-fields#create-an-autonumbe...

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
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Djbazuka
Frequent Visitor

I need to call auto number definition from flows. 

Hi @Djbazuka ,

 

Could you please explain further more about your scenario? If you have a calculated field within the SP list, when creating items field value will be generated automatically, and it will be the same in Dataverse. If you would like to achieve a same procedure without calculated columns of Dataverse, you can use a Compose data operation to deal with the dynamic contents of field values from the trigger:

vjefferni_0-1647931015103.png

 

However, be aware that there is no numeric ID column within Dataverse, so usually we will create a autonumber column and set the prefix manually:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/autonumber-fields#create-an-autonumbe...

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

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