Incremental Numbering appending to filename whenever new item is added in SharePoint Online

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Hello Team,

 

I require your assistance were I want to create auto incremental numbering to file and folder name where whenever a folder/file is added to library, filename should get appended with incremental number from the previous one. Numbering should be incremental as per their relevancy in particular folder.

 

I was researching and tried to refer some posts where it suggests to create SPD Workflow but could not come with up actions and logic

 

Reference Article
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/867bcacd-d378-411a-849a-fc040de9e5da/automumbe...

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8854540d-6a6b-409e-b6ce-1ee57bfa7df5/auto-create-f...

 

Is this something possible in SharePoint Online? If yes, please help me through the steps.

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Juan Carlos González Martín     any insight on this?
I really need help on this. Can you please help me with any steps or how can I achieve this as I have been discussing and found that this could be easy if done using Remote Event Receivers but I am not aware how and where to start from.

Please help


@VPO365 wrote:

Hello Team,

 

I require your assistance were I want to create auto incremental numbering to file and folder name where whenever a folder/file is added to library, filename should get appended with incremental number from the previous one. Numbering should be incremental as per their relevancy in particular folder.

 

I was researching and tried to refer some posts where it suggests to create SPD Workflow but could not come with up actions and logic

 

Reference Article
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/867bcacd-d378-411a-849a-fc040de9e5da/automumbe...

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8854540d-6a6b-409e-b6ce-1ee57bfa7df5/auto-create-f...

 

Is this something possible in SharePoint Online? If yes, please help me through the steps.


 

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Ironically, while you want your files being duplicated with increasing numbers and no one seems to be able to help, exactly this seems to happen here, but I do not know why and so I am searching how to turn it off  :)

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Incrementing  numbers and appending to a filename can be done quite easily with a flow in Power Automate. But it's a very old thread so I won't post the steps here unless someone really needs them.

 

What is it you are trying to turn off @Alex Schuster

 

Rob
Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User

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The feature VPO365 wants.

But I just found out is is not related to SharePoint. A user in my company is editing documents locally, and something seems to create copies, with numbers at the end of the files being increased. OneDrive syncs this to SharePoint, and others wondered where all those files came from.

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@Rob Elliott 

Hi, I am really needing to have incremental number in filename in Flow. Would you please share the code?

 

Thanks