transaction ID's

Christopher Molnar
Mon, 14 May 2001 12:07:20 -0400

I need some suggestions on transaction ID's. As most everyone knows
currently the transaction ID's and the entry ID's in gnucash are
something like:


>From what Dave writes: 

"It is a string encoding of an md5 hash that is guaranteed to be unique
within a given account hierarchy, and very likely globally unique. It
is not designed for security, however, but rather unique

It appears that I may not be able to duplicate the same thing from
within a Java servlet. Anyone have any idea how I can generate a unique
string other than using an MD5 hash?