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Creates a random string.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Hash 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Hash.RandomString"; Length { ; Characters } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Length The length of the text to return in characters. 32
Characters Optional
Optional, a list of characters to use instead of default set.


Returns text.


Creates a random string.
User Characters: a to z, A to Z and 0 to 9.
You can use this strings for hash seeds or as password suggestions.


Creates 8 byte string:

MBS( "Hash.RandomString"; 8 )

Create random text with only digits:

MBS("Hash.RandomString"; 32; "1234567890")

Create random hex number:

MBS("Hash.RandomString"; 32; "1234567890ABCDEF")

Create random password using digits and punctuation:

MBS("Hash.RandomString"; 10; "1234567890ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*-_+=.")

See also

Example Databases

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Release notes

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 14th January 2015

Hash.RandomHexString   -   Hash.SHA1

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