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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 21, 2019

GENUUID to previous versions

Add version 4 UUID in V7R2 onwards

Use Case:

Version 4 UUID's provide a far better chance of obtaining a unique ID. V7R4 has been announced with Version 4 UUID generation capabilities so we would like it to be implemented in previous versions if possible

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. It would be good to get this into IBM i 7.3, but it was already announced that IBM i 7.2 is going to be "End of Service" in 2021, so it should not be put back that far.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

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    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    May 22, 2019

    It appears to have been done

    GENUUID can generate a more random UUID!/wiki/beb2d3aa-565f-41f2-b8ed-55a791b93f4f/page/GENUUID%20can%20generate%20a%20more%20random%20UUID