Generates and returns a new globally unique identifier (GUID) that can be used to uniquely identify something, usually a business object instance.
For example, you might use this function inside a quick action to generate a unique value for a field.
For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".
|Business Object Category||Yes/No|
|Business Rules: Before-Save Rules||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load)||Yes|
|Business Rules: Editing Rules||Yes1|
|Business Rules: Initialization Rules||Yes|
|Business Rules: Read Only Rules||No|
|Business Rules: Required Rules||Yes1|
|Business Rules: Validation Rules||Yes|
|Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions)||Yes|
|UI Quick Actions||No|
|Search/Dashboard without field references||Yes|
|Search/Dashboard with field references||No|
|1. Except when this field appears on a form or is triggered by such a field.|
Unicode text value.
The above example returns the GUID without dashes as it is used in the application. A typical result looks like:
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