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Restart List Item with ID 1

  Asked By: Rachelle    Date: Dec 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7614

I was doing some testing on a list by adding some items on a list and
then deleting them. After the testing, I started adding items once again on
the list. But everytime, the Id is incremented. But I want to restart the
Id from 1. I don't want to delete the list and recreate a new one. Is there
a way out?

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Richard Davis     Answered On: Dec 02

How about saving the list  as a template, then create a new list based on the
template?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: Dec 02

I can't do that....................

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Savannah Pena     Answered On: Dec 02

No site collection-level permissions?

Sooner or later your client is going to have to grant you more access to get
this job done.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Upendra Bordoloi     Answered On: Dec 02

There is no way that I know of to restart  the automatically generated IDs in
list  to 1 other than deleting  the list and recreating it.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Ali Javed     Answered On: Dec 02

The ID increment is actually a field in a table the database, I can't remember
the field name.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Karrie Wooten     Answered On: Dec 02

Just make sure you tell it not to bring the content along when you save the
list as a template.

Also, be aware that deleting/recreating the list  can mess up any workflows
associated with it (which can be fixed by replacing the old GUID with the
new one inside the xoml file).

 
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