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Ability to grab UNID before first save 
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: Jaime Bisgrove186 01 Dec 2007
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I would like the ability to get a handle to the current document's UNID BEFORE it is saved for the first time. Currently if you grab the UNID prior to its first save, the UNID changes on save and rightfully so. I understand I could save onload via a wqo or the like or do a myriad of saves during the course of working on the document. I have even gone so far as saving the document then handling a premature exit and/or draft by prompting the user if they want to save the current document. I just thought it would be nice to "reserve" the unid prior to save (ie if the doc has a unid , then don't override it or something similar).

1) Graham Richards857 (10 Feb 2009)
That would mean changing the very definition of UNID, as part of it's value is the date-time the document was created (i.e. Saved to disk). It could break existing applications if you change that definition.

Also, by using the "saved to disk" logic, Notes prevents duplicate ID's when many documents are being created at the same time.

That said, I do see the value of this (assignment of UNID when creation starts rather than saved) so I'll promote.


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