transaction ID's

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
14 May 2001 15:10:09 -0400

Um, you can certainly perform MD5 in Java...  Look at


Christopher Molnar <> writes:

> 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:
>  2baadc3f40b0917a1025eefbac576e42
> 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
> identification."
> 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?
> -Chris
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