Unique Identifier

n.

Pronunciation

/juˈnik aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪər/

Acronym

UID

Definition

An alphanumeric string used to differentiate a single data entity from all others in the dataset.

Unique identifiers (UID) are required for each record in a database making them accessible by programs and users. Often UIDs are automatically assigned to records; SKU is common example of a unique identifier.

Category

Classification

Related Terms

Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

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