When developing a Business Portal integration, you may have to generate GUIDs (globally unique identifiers) for some of the items you create. A tool provided with Visual Studio makes this easy.
To create a GUID, use the following procedure.
- Open the Visual Studio .NET Command Prompt.
In the Program Group for Visual Studio .NET, point to Visual Studio .NET Tools and choose Visual Studio .NET Command Prompt. A command prompt will be displayed. This special command prompt window allows you to access tools for Visual Studio.
- Launch the GUID Generator.
At the command prompt, enter the following:
The Create GUID utility will appear.
- Specify the type of GUID to generate.
The Create GUID utility can generate GUIDs in several forms. For Business Portal integrations, GUIDs must be in the Registry format.
- Generate and copy the GUID.
To generate a new GUID, click New GUID. To copy the GUID to the clipboard to use in your integration, click Copy.