Calculates a UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier) for each incoming feature, and adds it as a new attribute. The UUID is expressed as a string consisting of 8 hexadecimal digits, each followed by a hyphen, then three groups of 4 hexadecimal digits, each followed by a hyphen, then 12 hexadecimal digits. It is 36 bytes in size. UUIDs look like:


This transformer is similar to the GOIDGenerator, which generates a unique ID for each feature partially based on that feature's geometry.


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

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