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A js library to generate and parse UUIDs,TimeUUIDs and generate TimeUUID based on Date for range selections


A js library to generate and parse UUID's, TimeUUID's and generate empty TimeUUID's based on TimeStamp for range selections.

var UUID = require('uuid-js');
// Generate a V4 UUID 
var uuid4 = UUID.create();
// Prints: 896b677f-fb14-11e0-b14d-d11ca798dbac 
// Generate a V1 TimeUUID 
var uuid1 = UUID.create(1);
// First and last possible v1 TimeUUID for a given timestamp: 
var date = new Date().getTime();
var uuidFirst = UUID.fromTime(date, false);
var uuidLast = UUID.fromTime(date, true);
console.log(uuidFirst.toString(), uuidLast.toString());
// Prints: aa0f9af0-0e1f-11e1-0000-000000000000 aa0f9af0-0e1f-11e1-c0ff-ffffffffffff 
// Use these TimeUUID's to perform range queries in cassandra: 
var today = new Date().getTime();
var last30days = (new Date().setDate( today.getDate() - 30 )).getTime();
var rangeStart = UUID.firstFromTime(last30days);
var rangeEnd = UUID.lastFromTime(today);
var query = ...("select first 50 reversed ?..? from user_twits where key=?", [ rangeStart, rangeEnd, "patricknegri" ]);
$ npm install uuid-js

These are available just with require and return an instance of the UUID object:

UUID.create(4); // Generate V4 UUID 
UUID.create(1); // Generate V1 TimeUUID 
UUID.fromTime(time, last); // Generate a V1 empty TimeUUID from a Date object (Ex: new Date().getTime() ) 
UUID.firstFromTime(time); // Same as fromTime but first sequence 
UUID.lastFromTime(time); // Same as fromTime but last sequence 
UUID.fromURN(strId); // Generate a UUID object from string 
UUID.fromBytes(ints); // Generate a UUID object from bytes 
UUID.fromBinary(binary); // Generate a UUID object from binary 

These must be called on an instance of the UUID object:

uuid.fromParts(timeLow, timeMid, timeHiAndVersion, clockSeqHiAndReserved, clockSeqLow, node);
uuid.toString(); // hex string version of UUID 
uuid.toURN(); // same as hex, but with urn:uuid prefix 
uuid.toBytes(); // converted to an array of bytes 
make test

This work was based RFC and by the work of these people.