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UUID with built-in creation date

Project description

UniversalID

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

Features

  • 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: https://universalid.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
  • 100% coverage

Installation

Install the latest release from PyPI <https://pypi.org/project/universalid/>_:

.. code-block:: sh

pip install universalid

Usage

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

>>> from universalid import Unid
>>> Unid.create(prefix='DK')
'DKDQ2D6JCJXI2Q82J06X0PK16P34XDO0'

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

Links

Useful links

  • Nano Id collision calculator <https://zelark.github.io/nano-id-cc/>_
  • Universal ID <https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21112556>_ in Lotus Notes

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License

The project is licensed under the MIT license.

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