Creating a unique number / ID in Omnis Studio

Alain Stouder Omnis omnis at
Fri Nov 18 14:07:35 UTC 2022

Hi Nick,

You should check out sharding model or public version of global UUID generation.

Some multi hosts web services out there cannot wait on a central ID generator therefore they invented a distributed model to ensure every record has a unique id.

Learn something new every day !

> On 18 Nov 2022, at 14:39, Nick Renders <omnis1 at> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I was wondering if anyone had any good tips when it comes to creating unique numbers or IDs in Omnis?
> For instance, to identify a specific row in a List variable whose number of lines is constantly changing (with $addbefore, $addafter, and $remove).
> I have been using #CT (number of ticks) but technology has caught up, and now there are situations with duplicate values because the calculations are done in the same 1/60th of a second.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Nick Renders
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