[Status: Investigating ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ] Automatic Incrementing Number on Forms/Requests

It would be nice if Wrike could automatically assign a number on a form/request submission that could be used as a case number, order number, etc. We would want to set a fixed prefix and suffix, and then, use the number in the title of the task/project created from the submission.

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Add me to the many that are requesting this feature.ย  Some thought needs to be given to how to implement it.ย  The "counter" would be associated with a project or folder, at least for my purposes.ย  There may also be applications that need a counter that is global to a space.ย  Then any new task within that folder or project would be created with a copy of the counter incremented by one.ย  The counter should have some properties like starting value and increment value (default to one).ย  It might be handy for some applications to allow a negative increment for a countdown.ย  It may also be useful to set a ceiling so that when the counter reaches that value it resets to the starting value. I would recommend making the counter available in formulas for custom fields.

Looking for a workaround, I did look at the ID field and for my purposes I just need a unique ID so it would meet that requirement.ย  However, the ID was 9-digits which is too much for humans to read and transfer reliably.ย  We need something like 3-4 digits that can be used to tag physical items and enter in another database so that we can relate those items to a task.ย  Barcoding would help, but inevitably we end up having conversations about specific tasks and it is so much easier and precise to refer to a short number (9 digits would be too much for that).ย  ย 

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Welcome to the Community Mark Iretonย ๐Ÿ‘‹ Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts in support of this feature suggestion!ย 

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(Very) New to Wrike, but already want to voice an opinion on this.ย  Some kind of token system for titles or bodies of new tasklists would be an essential for me/us.

Currently we are using the token [Sn] for unique task ID, [###] for the project name and then [title] for the task title.

These are all set up in the blueprint for new tasks, but must be manually changed (creating un-necessary updates to the tasks users.)

Some kind of token system should include:

Unique id
Creation date/time
Project name
Created by user name
Original completion date

Having a token system allows for future or custom updates (ie counters).

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Hi Matthew Traherne, welcome to the Community! ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 

Thank you for sharing your use case here! I'm passing it on to our Product teamย ย Please make sure to upvote the original post above if you haven't yet - the number of votes helps the team understand how popular the suggestion is.ย Here's more detail on that, but please let me know if you have any questions!ย 
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Automatically being able to automatically assign request form #s when the form is submitted is critical for us.ย  There is no way I can roll out a project request process in WRIKE without auto request numbers being assigned.ย  ย This form would be public and anyone in the company can submit a request.ย  Each request must have a unique identifier.ย  We would like to decommission our project request form in Sharepoint to reduce manual effort between WRIKE and Sharepoint, but cannot do this until WRIKE provides this functionality.ย  ย It really can't be that hard.ย  ย Create a little widget that can be added to forms.ย  Ask the form creator to enter starting #/character, then simply add 1 to the counter every time that form is filled out and submitted.ย  ย  I don't even need it added to the title (although that would be preferable)... As long as it is in a field, then that field can be added to reports or dashboards or exported with other data to do reporting outside of WRIKE.

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Welcome to the Community Mic Jackson ๐Ÿ‘‹ Thank you for throwing your support here and sharing your use case here! The team continues the research here, so your feedback comes at a good time ๐Ÿ‘

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