From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@DILGARDFOODS.COM>
> I have a question I have been wanting to ask for a long time.
> At the risk of appearing incredibly stupid, why would a business
> programmer need a random number?

it depends on what you do. But here are some uses:
1) generating session keys for secure communication
2) generating test data
3) generating PINs or passwords
4) simulating activity for stress testing
5) irritating CFINT  :-)

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