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UUID with built-in creation date

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Generates unique id's based on the current date/time


  • Unid includes a datetime stamp - your can extract the creation time from a Unid
  • You can assign a custom prefix to your id, e.g. a country code
  • Unid is case-insentitive
  • Base 36 encoded (digits + letters from A-Z)
  • Uses the secrets library to generate cryptographically strong pseudo-random numbers
  • Fully documented:
  • 100% coverage


Install the latest release from PyPI <>_:

.. code-block:: sh

pip install universalid


The Unid class is available directly off the :code:universalid package::

>>> from universalid import Unid
>>> Unid.create(prefix='DK')

>>> unid = Unid.create()
>>> Unid.get_time( unid )
datetime.datetime(2018, 12, 20, 11, 36, 27, 756356)


Useful links

  • Nano Id collision calculator <>_
  • Universal ID <>_ in Lotus Notes



The project is licensed under the MIT license.

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