in reply to Determining uniqueness in a string.

Hi, Unfortunately at this moment i can't test the speed of my little idea about your problem. Well, i think that a simple solution is to add all digits and test if the result is 45, infact the sum of all digits in a ten character string is 45 only where every digit from the set 0-9 occurs exactly once, according to the Gauss' formula (N*(N*1)/2). I hope that, in spite of my ugly english, this little idea can help someone.