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imrineeman
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Generating random serial number when sending form

Thank you

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@imrineeman 

Try this:

 

Set(varPatchRecord, LookUp(your_datasource_name, ID=Form1.LastSubmit.ID));

Patch(your_datasource_name, varPatchRecord, {SerialNumber: Text(varPatchRecord.ID, “00000”)})

 

I changed the code and missed some brackets earlier.

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mdevaney
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@imrineeman 

Actually, you don’t need the number to be random.  It creates the problem of having to check for duplicates.  Make a 5 digit number based off of the Item ID instead.


To do this, put my code in the OnSuccess property of your form.  It will insert the serial number for the Item after the ID is known.

 

Patch(your_datasource_name, LookUp(your_datasource_name, ID=Form1.LastSubmit.ID), {SerialNumber: Text(ID, “00000”})

 

Make sure serial number is a text type column so the leading zeros show

 

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I'm getting an error on this stage: Text(ID,“00000”) (expected operator, the function text has invalid arguments)

 

Thanks for helping

Fixed it, but it says that ID identifier isn't recognized..

@imrineeman 

Try this:

 

Set(varPatchRecord, LookUp(your_datasource_name, ID=Form1.LastSubmit.ID));

Patch(your_datasource_name, varPatchRecord, {SerialNumber: Text(varPatchRecord.ID, “00000”)})

 

I changed the code and missed some brackets earlier.

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Thanks for your help.

Still same issue , on this function : Text(varPatchRecord.ID,“00000”)

@imrineeman

Are you using SharePoint as a datasource?  Can I please see a screenshot of the formula showi the error?

 

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Yes to sharepoint as db.

Capture.JPG

 

Hope this is enough

 

Thanks again!

@imrineeman 
You need to retype the quotation marks.  Delete them and then retype.  Its because you cut + paste my code directly from this forum and I type it on my mobile.


(Its a silly quirk of our forums).

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Works as a charm!

 

I thank you very much for your patience and help. 🙂

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