Generating a unique random number

how to generate a random number which has not been already generated for
any previous entry, i.e. each time I do a new entry in the form it should
generate a unique random number which has not been already used.

I think the random() function is what you are looking for. It is documented
here:
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Functions#CommCareFunctions-random

Thanks!
Abhishek

··· On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Anu Dutt wrote:

how to generate a random number which has not been already generated for
any previous entry, i.e. each time I do a new entry in the form it should
generate a unique random number which has not been already used.


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Hi Anu,

Just to clarify Abhishek’s email, the random() function will generate a
random number but it *won’t *guarantee that the number has not been used
before.

If you’re using case management in your application (
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Case+Management), then
we will automatically generate a 32 character unique identifier for each
case.

What are you using this random number for?

Thanks,
Sheel

··· On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 12:33 AM, Abhishek Prateek wrote:

I think the random() function is what you are looking for. It is
documented here:
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/CommCare+Functions#CommCareFunctions-random

Thanks!
Abhishek

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Anu Dutt handsomebog@gmail.com wrote:

how to generate a random number which has not been already generated for
any previous entry, i.e. each time I do a new entry in the form it should
generate a unique random number which has not been already used.


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