Automate/Improve Resetting Next Item Index for Lists


There is no automated or pre-emptive way to reset the “Next item index” on a list without first clearing the list.

Issues Caused:

When using a data hub with a large data set that is refreshed daily, we regularly exhaust the item index. This causes the import process to fail and results in refreshing of all downstream models being halted. We then must manually reset the next item index and re-run the import process which can take hours.

We also can not pre-emptively reset the next item index ahead of the failure without first clearing the list and causing a similar downtime on all models reliant on the data hub.

Ideal Solution:

Allow resetting the next item index as an action. This action could then be included in the process which refreshes (clears and imports to) the list.

This would allow the next item index to be reset every time the list is refreshed and solve the problem.

Alternate Solutions:

If the ideal solution is not implementable, I’ll also offer a couple of alternatives.

  • If possible, have the next item index loop around to 1 automatically when it crosses 999,999,999.
  • Have the next item index be resettable to 1 without having to clear the list. (Not an automated solution, but at least would allow for pre-emptively managing the problem)

5 votes

New · Last Updated

Get Started with Idea Exchange

See our Submission Guidelines and Idea Evaluation Criteria, then start posting your own ideas and showing support for others!