How to generate account number?

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sat Nov 3 15:50:58 CET 2012

On 11/02/2012 03:13 PM, Andriy Kornatskyy wrote:
> Requirements for `account number` generator:
> 1. Issue pseudo random consistent number (must be unique for dozen millions of records)
> 2. Easy check validity (without a need to make a database call)
> Interested? Read more here:
> Comments or suggestions are welcome.

Thank you for sharing.  Your post came along at just the right time.  I
was just pondering on how to create a number that is unique each time
(or most of the time), and unlikely to be guessed ahead of time.  Your
technique should work very well for me.

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