Assign a unique number to a contact on form submissionSOLVE
a week ago
I want to assign a unique number to each contact as they complete a form. I am thinking I can manage this through the calculation property and workflows. Can anyone help me solve this. I don't understand how to use or set-up the calculation porerty field or whether i am over-complicating this and there is a much simpler option.
Thanks for any wisdom on this.
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a week ago
Got it, @BexDuvall. Unfortunately, this is currently not possible natively. Workflows and calculation properties wouldn't help here since they're always looking at a single contact – they can't "count" by looking at multiple contacts.
My recommendation for a lean process: Create an active list, bookmark it and keep an eye on the number of contacts in that list. Manual, yes, and not ideal, but by far the easiest option.
Having said that, there are a few workarounds:
Use Zapier to send contacts from HubSpot to a Google Sheet, assign a running number in the Google Sheet, send the contacts back to HubSpot and map the running number to a custom property.
Create custom code in Operations Hub Professional. While "vanilla" workflows can't count, they can with custom code. This would require the Operations Hub Professional license and a developer.
Wait for this to become a native feature. There is already a request in the HubSpot Ideas section which is currently being reviewed. I'd recommend upvoting and commenting on the idea to support it.
Hope this helps!
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