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Returns text representing a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).


Get ( UUID )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 12.0


Returns a unique 16-byte (128-bit) string. For example, you can use this function to generate a unique ID of a record.

For unstored calculations, returns a new string each time Get(UUID) is evaluated.

Example 1 

Auto-enter calculation: In a text field, specify the auto-enter calculation Get(UUID). See Defining automatic data entry.

Every new record has a unique ID in the field—for example:


You can use this technique to define a primary key field, if you can't use the Get(UUIDNumber) function because it requires a later version of FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Example 2 

Unstored calculation: In a calculation field, specify the calculation Get(UUID). For Storage Options, select Do not store calculation results. Every time a record is accessed, a new string is generated.

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