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Get next available number using a workflow

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hey everyone,

Here is the case.

Lets say I have item 1, 2, 3 and 5 in my list.
I want my workflow to set the next Item to 4.
Currently my workflow will set the number to 6 and so on.

Any ideas how I can achieve this with a workflow?

Before I forget, I have a List that serves as a counter.

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