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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Random function not working Reply with quote

Hi All

I have a script which has been compiled to a Novell file server. It contains
Code:

%%random1 = @random(1,7)

I use this for load balancing the running of parts of the script by users.
The problem is the @random function is not working and is always generating 6.
Anyone know why this is happening?

Thanks

David...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to seed the random function.

Code:

RANDOM @datetime(shn)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes seeding fixed the problem. Do you know why the @random() function
locked up? The compiled script is on a Novell server but is run over the
network on each PC.

Thanks

David

BTW. I used
Code:
@datetime(sn)@mod(@sysinfo(freemem),100)

for the seed just to be different.
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