Re: Formatting an autonumber [SOLVED]

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8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

I’m trying to automate an order ID. So when a new row is added, it is given an automatic ID. The existing ID from pre-AirTable looks like: LS000000

E.g. LS and then six zeros. The first order should look like LS000001, the next order like LS000002 etc

Currently I use:

Field 1 - AutoNumber (AutoID)
Field 2 - Formula = CONCATENATE(“LS00”, (AutoID))

Which gives LS001, LS002 etc. It looks right when we get to LS001000 e.g. all 6 digits now present.

Any ideas how to force the six zeros from the start?

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You need to count the ID characters and fill with zeros till 6.



8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

Awesome! Thanks :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Just an alternative solution, for fun:
“LS” & RIGHT ( “000000” & ID )

I don’t understand :thinking:

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I think you meant: 'LS' & RIGHT('000000' & ID,6)

A lot cleaner :grinning_face_with_sweat:

Oups !
Yes that’s it, six digits from the right. !
Sorry !

6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator


But I'd like to go further: I need automatic numbering as a Taxonomic Numbers: 1.; 1.1; 1.2; 1.2.1; 1.2.2; 1.3; .....

I tryed through this post:  How to automatize hierarchical or outline numberin... - Airtable Community, but no answer at all.

Does anybody have a hint for me?