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Generating random information inside a Nintex Workflow

Blog Post created by fhunth Champion on Jul 7, 2016

Today I needed to generate a random number in the simplest way. I found some information about generating a random number with custom UDA actions, but I didn't want to make installations on my server.

So I found a good solution and posted it on the Nintex Xchange™ cool space. You can see the post here >>> Random Number Generation on a workflow

This solution is based using a service in RANDOM.ORG and not only you can generate a simple random number.

 

You will find a lot of uses as the following ones:

 

Free services

 

Games and Lotteries

Lottery Quick Pick is perhaps the Internet's most popular with over 280 lotteries
Keno Quick Pick for the popular game played in many countries
Coin Flipper will give you heads or tails in many currencies
Dice Roller does exactly what it says on the tin
Playing Card Shuffler will draw cards from multiple shuffled decks
Birdie Fund Generator will create birdie holes for golf courses

Numbers

Integer Generator makes random numbers in configurable intervals
Sequence Generator will randomize an integer sequence of your choice
Integer Set Generator makes sets of non-repeating integers
Gaussian Generator makes random numbers to fit a normal distribution
Decimal Fraction Generator makes numbers in the [0,1] range with configurable decimal places
Raw Random Bytes are useful for many cryptographic purposes

Lists and Strings and Maps, Oh My!

List Randomizer will randomize a list of anything you have (names, phone numbers, etc.)
String Generator makes random alphanumeric strings

     BmgePZz3BE
Password Generator makes secure passwords for your Wi-Fi or that extra Gmail account

Clock Time Generator will pick random times of the day

     16:45
Calendar Date Generator will pick random days across nearly three and a half millennia

Geographic Coordinate Generator will pick a random spot on our planet's surface

     Latitude: -0.32889, Longitude: -37.54556, Distortion: 1.00
Bitmaps in black and white

    
Hexadecimal Color Code Generator will pick color codes, for example for use as web colors

     #ddc484
Pregenerated Files contain large amounts of downloadable random bits
Pure White Audio Noise for composition or just to test your audio equipment
Jazz Scales to practice improvisation for students of jazz guitar
Samuel Beckett's randomly generated short prose
DNA Protein Sequence Randomizer (at Bio-Web)

 

Paid Services

 

Random Drawings

Q3.1 in the FAQ explains how to pick a winner for your giveaway for FREE
Third-Party Draw Service is the premier solution to holding random drawings online
Step by Step Guide explains how to hold a drawing with the Third-Party Draw Service
Step by Step Video shows how to hold a drawing with the Third-Party Draw Service
Price Calculator tells exactly how much your drawing will cost
Drawing FAQ answers common questions about holding drawings
Public Records shows all completed drawings going back five years
Drawing Result Widget can be used to publish your winners on your web page
Terms and Conditions are the rules that govern the use of RANDOM.ORG

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