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VB.net 2010


I need to generate a unique ID eg 56776. What VB code do I use and how do I make sure that it isn't entered twice
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Murray Brown

8/22/2022 - Mon
Nasir Razzaq

Describe the context as well. Is it for a primary field in DB? Why not use an Identity field? Or you can use a GUID

Explain your requirement properly.or the context  in which you need this.Making Id field primary key is enough to check duplicates

Describe the context. You can use this:

Dim ID_Field As Guid = Guid.NewGuid()

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Murray Brown


It is not a primary key. I am recreating an adapted version of Pastal Accounting and there is a transactionID which is secondry to the main ID field
Nasir Razzaq

Would a random number work? Or does the number need to be in sequence?
Murray Brown

the number needs to be in sequence
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