Generating IDs

Sometimes it is necessary to generate a set of ids for new items to be imported.  One way to do this is with the “nash” tool, located at http://{server}/{application}/Client/scripts/nash.aspx (e.g. http://localhost/InnovatorServer/Client/scripts/nash.aspx).

NASH interface
NASH interface
  1. Set the User, Password and Database fields and click the Login button.
  2. Set the Action field to generateNewGUIDEx and the XML field to <Item quantity=”x”/>, where x is the number of ids to generate.
  3. Click the Submit button.  You should get a semicolon-delimited list of ids in the response.

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