Convert you existing text fields into Autonumber field with the new entity designer in powerapps in Dynamics 365

Well this has long been awaited for. And how many  times I had my customer walking up to me and ask – “I have an existing field. Do CRM provide Autonumber feature? Can I convert an existing text field to AutoNumber field?”.

Till this point my answer was Yes but with a suffix“but” in it.

However going forward you can with the new entity designer in power apps.

So you can select Primary Attribute Number field of your entity and covert it to AutoNumber type now.

Below I open the OOB Account Number field and set the Data Type from Text to AutoNumber.

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Short and sweet. Isn’t it?

P.S – Only existing text fields could be converted into Auto Number Type. You can off-course create a new Auto Number Type field.

Hope this helps!

Debajit Dutta

(Dynamics MVP)

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3 thoughts on “Convert you existing text fields into Autonumber field with the new entity designer in powerapps in Dynamics 365

    1. Hi Henrique,
      Thanks for reading my blog.
      I hope you are doing it through power apps screen. Could you help me with your screenshot.

      Best Regards
      Debajit

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