Creating unique id's in Lotus Notes
Posted on 2007-11-28
Today, I was approached by represenatives from my HR department. They want to include a function to create a unique id for all employees. It needs to be six characters and can be alpha-numeric. To be more efficient, I think I should produce a list of all posibilities and then start going sequentially through the list sequentially. I think this would work better then trying to randomly create an id, then checking to see if it has been used before.
I guess my first question is, any ideas on how to get Lotus Notes to produce this for me?
My second question is, got any better ideas?