Posted by: Jerry Lees
GUID, Scriptlet.TypeLib, VBScipt
Today I answered a question in the ITKE unanswered questions for Word VBA on how to be certain a filename was unique across several users using it. The answer I gave answered the question, but I knew there was a way to create GUID’s within VBScript but couldn’t recall how.
GUID’s are cryptic to look at, but they are pretty much guaranteed to be unique. After some research I found the library that provides this functionality… Scriptlet.TypeLib! Below is a short script that gives you an idea of how to use it in your scripts to generate unique strings for when you need a guaranteed unique name or identifier.
Set TypeLib = CreateObject(“Scriptlet.TypeLib”)
GUID = TypeLib.Guid