|P is for Practical|
we have this Perl forms script (perl 4) that needs to be modified so that it includes a unique character string (number and/or text) automatically inserted into the generated output when the form is submitted with user information.
Currently, the relevant code outputs like this:
print $ITEMOUT "Subject: Request_Number: \n";
with the "Reqest_Number:" followed by blank text, but the new version of our processing software requires that the "Request_Number:" string be followed by a unique number or text string (for the form submission to be processed without errors.)
I'm thinking of getting the date/time from system and inserting it after the "Request_Number:" as a means of generating a unique string.
Any suggestions for doing this using date/time stamp or other better means of generating unique string. This is not a high volume form, so I thought the date/time is "unique enough"
thanks in advance..from someone new to PERL