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Definition

Generates a BSON UUID object.

UUID() has the following syntax:

UUID(<string>)
Parameter Type Description
hex string Optional. Specify a 36 character string to convert to a UUID BSON object. If not provided, MongoDB generates a random UUID in RFC 4122 v4 format.
returns:A BSON UUID object.

Example

Convert Character String to UUID

Create a 36 character string you wish to convert to a UUID:

var myuuid = '3b241101-e2bb-4255-8caf-4136c566a962'

The following command outputs the myuuid variable as a BSON UUID object:

UUID(myuuid)

This command generates the following output:

UUID("3b241101-e2bb-4255-8caf-4136c566a962")

Generate Random UUID

Alternatively, you can run the UUID() method without specifying an argument to generate a random UUID:

UUID()

This command outputs a random UUID in the following form:

UUID("dee11d4e-63c6-4d90-983c-5c9f1e79e96c")