[thelist] Free SQL Tip

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Wed Sep 1 05:09:02 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Burhan Khalid
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 2:23 AM

> I guess RAND() is a MySQL specific function?


No, RAND is not MySQL Specific.  SQL Server (T-SQL) has Rand as well, but
it's not very random.  It allows for a seed argument.  Without a random
seed, the results of the function aren't very random either.

This GUID method is just simply "more random" in practice.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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