Custom Unique Number SharePoint Column using SP Designer Workflow
Posted on 2009-04-28
I have created a SharePoint Designer workflow that generates custom unique number on "item create". The problem is,
the number does not get generated immediately after the item is created. I have to refresh the page to see the generated ID.
Is there a way to avoid this delay?
Here is the sequence of event for better understanding
1. My List has the following fields: Unique ID, Title,......etc
2. Click on "New" to create a new item, fill out the fields and click OK
3. At this point of time, the Unique ID field is empty (the SPD workflow is in "in progress" state)
4. Refresh the page and you see the generated unique ID field (the SPD workflow status is now "completed")
My concern is to avoid this delay i.e., to get the unique number generated as soon as the item is created.
Is it possible to achieve this using workflows or should I resort to event handlers? If there is a better solution for generating custom Unique Numbers please let me know.
Thank you for reading my post patiently!