Record ID Field
Add a unique system-generated ID to each Record
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Written by Jon Darbyshire
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Solution Managers can add Record ID fields to any app. SmartSuite will generate a 24-character alphanumeric unique identifier for each record in an app. Record IDs are read-only and cannot be changed once created.

Record ID fields are used when unique identifiers are needed for referencing data. They're commonly used to update records in SmartSuite via export / import. This is because it is easy to match the unique Record ID values with data imported from CSV, Google Sheets, or Excel.

Display Formats & Options

Solution Managers can opt to include labels - Prefix or Suffix values - with the Record ID field.

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Unique Record ID Feature

Record ID is often used for search, sharing, and import / export purposes to ensure the right record is referenced. One trick offered in Grid View - when you click into a cell with a Record ID, the value will automatically be copied to your clip board for ease of sharing.

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