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PHP Generate Unique Number Sequence

Last Updated : Mar 11, 2024

PHP Generate Unique Number Sequence

In this tutorial we will show you the solution of PHP generate unique number sequence, we have to generate a unique number many times for security purposes and for other reasons also.

Let us see how to generate a unique number sequence in php.

Step By Step Guide On PHP Generate Unique Number Sequence :-

Here, there are many ways with help of which we are able to generate unique number sequence. We can use md5(), uniqid() and rand() also.

We can use them separately and also can use in a combination to generate unique number. Let us see with help of codes that how to use them.

<!DOCTYPE html>
          <title> php generate random string fixed length </title>
 // first way
 $uniqueCode = md5(uniqid(rand()));
 echo $uniqueCode;
 // second way
 echo uniqid();
 // third way
 echo uniqid(rand(), true);
  1. First, we write <! DOCTYPE html> which we used as an instruction to the web browser about what version of HTML file is written in.
  2. Secondly, the <html> tag is used to indicate the beginning of an HTML document.
  3. As above now <head> tag is used to contain information about web page. In this tag a <title> tag is used which helps us to specify a webpage title. Both <head> and <title> tags are Paired tags. So, both have </head> and </title> ending tags respectively.
  4. Here, then we create a body tag. All the content which we want to show on browser’s screen or display is always written inside this codes.
  5. Here, inside body as we can see that we create a basic structure for php code in which <?php is our opening tag for php and ?> is closing tag for php.
  6. Inside this as you can see that in first case we create a variable and store our random number in this and echo or say print them. For this we use a combination of md5(), uniqid(), rand(). rand() is used to create a random number, uniqid() is used to create a unique number whereas md5() is an algorithm for data security.
  7. In next case we use directly uniqid() function. this is used to generate 13 characters random unique alphanumeric id.
  8. And whereas our next method is a combination of uniqid() and rand(). This helps us to generates random unique id with random prefix – higher randomness than fixed prefixes.
  9. We can also use uniqid(“db”);. This function is used to generate 13 characters random unique id with prefix – db; We hope that you understand all the methods easily with help of these steps.
  10. At last, the <body> and <html> tags are closed with </body> and </html> respectively.

Conclusion :-

At last in conclusion, here we can say that with the help of this article we are able to understand how we are able to generate random string of fixed length using php.

I hope this tutorial on PHP generate unique number sequence helps you and the steps and method mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.

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