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creating a unique GUID on a mobile device

Question asked by paul.haakma on Feb 13, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2017 by paul.haakma

Let's say a feature class had a user created GUID field that was used as the foreign key in a related table.

 

If a new feature was created on a mobile device, is there any method in App Studio or the ESRI Qt runtime that would create a new unique GUID?

 

Or, alternatively, would there be any downside to seeding this custom field with the system generated GlobalId? I assume not, given that, even if the GlobalId changed later on (perhaps as this record might get extracted and reappended, etc), the chances (??) of another feature ever getting the same GlobalId as a previous feature should be minimal to non-existent??

 

I realise that the second part of question is not expressly an App Studio question! But interested in anyone's comments.

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