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heathernicoale
Level: Power Up

Can you create a button that creates an auto-generated order number?

Doing some light research for my company on PowerApps - 

 

We are a custom manufacturer - on our items we generate "Design #s". These are an auto-generated.

 

Does PowerApps have the capability to create an "auto" button that generates a random number? 

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Meneghino
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Re: Can you create a button that creates an auto-generated order number?

Hi, I am not sure exactly what you want, but:

 

1) If you want to generate a random number then use the Rand() function, and this can be associated to an action in PowerApps

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/tutorials/function-rand/

 

2) If you need to generate a new unique ID for a new record in a database, then that is the job of the database and not PowerApps

 

Please let me know if you need more specific guidance

Anonymous
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Re: Can you create a button that creates an auto-generated order number?

@heathernicoale

 

I was able to use the following site to generate unique PowerApps IDs, You can generate up to 50 at a time of random letters and numbers combinations and you can decide how many characters to use. I found it very useful as I had to create a table containing about 350 records. 

 

I hope this helps:

 

http://passwordsgenerator.net/plus/

 

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