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Computer Associates: Clipper FAQ

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How can I generate a random number that is based on the date and time? by Michael42
Posted: 29 Dec 03

Function Date2Number()
    Requires SET CENTURY ON
    Returns 14 digit number that is always unique

    local nDate := 0
    nDate = val( substr(dtoc(date()),7,4) + substr( dtoc( date() ),1,2) + substr( dtoc( date() ),4,2) + substr(time(),1,2) + substr(time(),4,2) + substr(time(),7,2) )
Return (nDate)

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