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How to Change Auto number seed in Dynamics 365 Sales

, April 30, 2024 265 Views

This blog will help you with the scenario where you must reset the Auto number field seed using the Power Automate and Plugin in Dynamics 365 Sales.

Suppose we have the following AutoNumber field created with,

Seed value – {DATETIMEUTC:MMM-yy}_001

Using Power Automate:

Here, reset the seed back to the original “001”-seed every month

Using Power Automate let’s schedule the trigger and set the AutoNumber Seed with Unbound Action.

Now add a Dataverse action, named Perform an unbound action and add the following information.

  • Action Name = SetAutoNumberSeed
  • EntityName = Entity Schema name
  • AttributeName = Attribute Schema name

Value = Add Seed number


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Using Plugin:

OrganizationRequest customActionRequest = new OrganizationRequest("SetAutoNumberSeed");
// name of the entity
customActionRequest["EntityName"] = "account";
// attribute's schema name
customActionRequest["AttributeName"] = "cr9f0_autonumber";
// the value we want to set
customActionRequest["Value"] = Convert.ToInt64(001);
OrganizationResponse customActionResponse = svc.Execute(customActionRequest);

I hope this helps!

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