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Get(UUID) Speed vs Serial Number

Question asked by disabled_JackRodgers on Apr 20, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2016 by disabled_JackRodgers


Get(UUID) Speed vs Serial Number


Perhaps this question should be addressed to the engineers and perhaps Filemaker 12 has been optimized for the long string.

1) How will using Get(UUID) as a link relationships affect the speed of portals, searching and other common uses?

I am converting file to use Get(UUID) instead of the serialized ids so that my records won't have conflicts when imported from various devices during a sync, etc.

2) Has anyone done any large table testing on this for portals and searches?

3) Does the Get(UUID) face a sort or search problem because of its length?

4) Would it be wiser to roll my own using something like:

ComputerID & timestamp & ( serialnumber or random )

I suppose the answer might be that using get(uuid) could be used for any imported data from any source using its own UUID. So:

5) Is Filemaker's Get(UUID) it's own unique concept or does it conform to some uniform concept used by others?