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ID Field

Is there any way to add a field that automatically generates an ID number starting at 1 and incrementing each time. This would be useful in apps for tracking issues / bugs / defects etc.

Alan Gorman Completed

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Go to App Settings > Advanced > Show Unique ID.

Once that is selected, you can specify a custom prefix. Now go into each of the items in a given app, and you'll see a unique and auto incremented ID on them.

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I have been looking for ways to solve this using the "Calculation" building block. The thought was to sum the existing number of ID's and add (+) 1. But I can't make it work.

And I can't find any reference to any other way. Anyone?

Would be cool if we had a #Running Number that could be used in the numbers building block. 

Pelle Elikofer 0 votes
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I am looking for the same. I need it for the "Bugs" app (and others). Today I will have to manually put a number in front of the description, like: "32 - Button is too large". Unless I use zeros in front, the sort order will also get wrong.

Thomas Hinna 0 votes
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I created a ticket and got this reply:

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Sara Høeg, Aug 06 11:51 (CEST):

Hi Pelle,

Good to hear from you. I definitely see your point. We have a lot of users asking for a feature like this and we're working on a solution to give you a unique id/running number option. Unfortunately I can't give you any timeframe on when this will be ready.

What you could do as a workaround is manually to add a textfield to the app and use the unique number of the item in the url. You can copy and add this number to your item. I know it's not optimal solution since it's not automatic.

Thanks a lot for your feedback! We really appreciate this.

Cheers,

Sara


I will update this thread if I hear any news... guess it will be communicated through other channels... 

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Pelle Elikofer 0 votes
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Any word on when this feature will be implemented? It's  a blocker issue for us as we really want to use Podium as a first level issue tracker.

Chipp Walters 0 votes
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Another +1 for this please, given what you have achieved (creep,creep) this has to be easy right? :) and it will make a huge impact to the ability to move workflows to podio !

Steve Lilley 0 votes
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We really need this feature too!  A must for entering invoices, budget, purchase orders ...

Thanks

Luis (h) Galetto 0 votes
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I agree, would love to see this feature! This would make it very easy to reference items by number in emails, chat or at meetings. I see you are doing this with your own ticketing system :)

Anthony Guidarelli 0 votes
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Agree, would like to have this feature, even if the ID in the URL to be viewable on the page in an App Item would suffice and I don't believe that would be hard to implement. We are currently considering using the API to do this.

Rob Horan 0 votes
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We are using it for making sure each record is unique. Rather than trying to figure out what the last item was, it would be great if there was a key field added.

A thought for your team - perhaps you might consider opening up some of the features to open source so we can add things like this....

Mark Walls 0 votes
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The way that Podio not only lacks a sortable ID field but also does not allow for nesting/collapsing of items within an object is a problem for us.  We have several recurring events that repeat each year.  We're having to get creative on naming these because of the way Podio handles it.  The lack of nesting or collapse/expand on even something as simple as the "wiki" doesn't allow for scale: IE- 100 WIKIS present themselves a flat set of objects, over which there is little control in sorting or controlling...one idea can't be related or connected to another...this experience is a bit overwhelming from a user and data perspective.  

Doug Perry 0 votes
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My organization also needs this.  We are already using Podio as a ticket tracking system.  We were small enough that not having unique ticket numbers didn't really matter, but we've added people and have more tickets now and may have to switch away from Podio if this feature isn't added soon.

Youssef Mahmoud 0 votes
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the work around of using the podio unique ID from the URL  isnt bad but its a bit tedious.  would be great if podio could create a building block that automatically inserts the Unique Podio ID in the app item so we dont have to manually do it. 

at the moment we have to create the app item, save it, come back, copy ID from url, edit the app item, paste it in to text field, and save it.

Mosey Levy 0 votes
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is it possible to trough api anbd webhooks as temp solution ? Could somebody share it, otherwise we need to create it - if possible trough API 

Norbert Bede 0 votes
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is it possible to trough api anbd webhooks as temp solution ? Could somebody share it, otherwise we need to create it - if possible trough API 

Norbert Bede 0 votes
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+1.

@Norbert: I think that's a good idea! Maybe I'll write something for that!

Stephan Vierkant 0 votes
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@Stephan: we made a solution for this issue.

The solution: Setup api, apps id, app prefix etc (details in config.php). Create new record add name fill all fields, leave empty ID field. When click to save button, then external hook looking for last id (stored in counter file) and assign the new id and join it with prefix. Lets talk we create new record for BUG then system generate record id BUG-123 and add to name id as suffix (i.e. record: Print doesn't works from OSX [BUG-123])

I hope this will help someone, all info inside the pack (requirements, how to use & install)

@norbertbede

Norbert Bede 0 votes