Something tells me that there's a hash out there that could do the trick for
you here..



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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 7:34 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: Calling all math wizards

A client has posed an interesting problem. His employee master file contains
a 2 digit company number, a 3 digit division number, and a 5 digit employee
number. He needs to have some math done to generate a unique 7 digit number.

I've thought about using random numbers, square roots, logarithms, etc., but
this has to tie back into his application software, and the number has to be
sent out to a third party employee benefits administrator so duplicates are
not permitted.

I could come up with something via RPG, but the client's desire is to be
able to do this via SQL. Any thoughts?

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 512-392-2577
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx





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