A Unique Hexatridecimal ID generator.
It will always create unique id's based on the current time, process and machine name.
npm install uniqid
var uniqid = require('uniqid'); console.log(uniqid()); // -> 4n5pxq24kpiob12og9 console.log(uniqid(), uniqid()); // -> 4n5pxq24kriob12ogd, 4n5pxq24ksiob12ogl
- Very fast
- Generates unique id's on multiple processes and machines even if called at the same time.
- Shorter 8 and 12 byte versions with less uniqueness.
How it works
- With the current time the ID's are always unique in a single process.
- With the Process ID the ID's are unique even if called at the same time from multiple processes.
- With the MAC Address the ID's are unique even if called at the same time from multiple machines and processes.
uniqid( prefix optional string , suffix optional string )
Generate 18 byte unique id's based on the time, process id and mac address. Works on multiple processes and machines.
uniqid() -> "4n5pxq24kpiob12og9" uniqid('hello-') -> "hello-4n5pxq24kpiob12og9" uniqid('hello-', '-goodbye') -> "hello-4n5pxq24kpiob12og9-goodbye" // usage with suffix only uniqid('', '-goodbye') -> "4n5pxq24kpiob12og9-goodbye" uniqid(undefined, '-goodbye') -> "4n5pxq24kpiob12og9-goodbye"
uniqid.process( prefix optional string , suffix optional string )
Generate 12 byte unique id's based on the time and the process id. Works on multiple processes within a single machine but not on multiple machines.
uniqid.process() -> "24ieiob0te82"
uniqid.time( prefix optional string , suffix optional string )
Generate 8 byte unique id's based on the current time only. Recommended only on a single process on a single machine.
uniqid.time() -> "iob0ucoj"
Webpack and Browserify
Since browsers don't provide a Process ID and in most cases neither give a Mac Address using uniqid from Webpack and Browserify falls back to
uniqid.time() for all the other methods too. The browser is the single process, single machine case anyway.
Debug messages are turned off by default as of
v4.1.0. To turn on debug messages you'll need to set
true before you require the module.
// enable debug messages module.uniqid_debug = true; // require the module var uniqid = require('uniqid');
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