Project ID Sequence Issue


I was setting up my Project Intake sheet and form with my scoring calculations and testing these. I tried to paste the formula into multiple rows so the calculation would execute once the form was submitted. In doing so the intake sheet recognized these as new projects and filled in some of the metadata in all those rows. I manually deleted these rows but now the project ID sequence is off (see screen shot as it goes from SM-004 to SM-054, etc.). How can I correct this?

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @JeffV

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    1. Change the column properties from Auto-Number/System... to Text/Number
    2. Save
    3. Delete the numbers you don't want
    4. Save
    5. Delete the rows with the numbers you deleted
    6. Save
    7. Change the column back to Auto Number and change the Starting Number to the number you'd like the next added row to be
    8. Save
    9. Add a new row
    10. Save and watch the magic happen

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • JeffV
    JeffV ✭✭
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    Thank you! That seems to have worked.