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Re^3: Generate a unique ID

by TheRatKing (Initiate)
on Nov 15, 2010 at 23:06 UTC ( #871604=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Generate a unique ID
in thread Generate a unique ID

Yes, I do check for collisions because I was also curious.

I'm not using an autoincrementing primary key because an autoincrementing primary key depends on the state of the table within a given database. My data sits in Google App Engine for production and sits in a postgresql database as the primary source for when I need to curate it. (Processing directly on G.A.E. costs more than transferring the difference periodically.)

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Re^4: Generate a unique ID
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 15, 2010 at 23:09 UTC
    Yes, I do check for collisions

    Could you describe how please?

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