• Subject: Re: Base utility?
  • From: Booth Martin <boothm@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 20:34:03 -0500

Tony wrote:

> I need some help. I have to find a way to squeeze as many unique identifiers
> as I can into two positions. I also need it to increment easily. I've
> considered converting to hex, but it just doesn't provide enough identifiers
> within two positions.  Is there a  way to use a different base and simply
> add 1 to get the next ID?  How do I count from 00 to ZZ?

Describe the field as binary.  That will allow you a numeric 4-position field.

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