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This is an inbuilt function function provided by PPWIZARD.

This function will use the template string you provide and returned it filled in with randomly chosen characters. This can be handly for generating random variable names or similar strings.

The function takes 2 parameters:

  1. The template string. This is a string which should contain one or more '?' characters each of which will be replaced with a randomly chosen character.

  2. An optional string of characters. The random characters will be chosen out of this string. If this parameter is not passed then the default string is the digits 0-9 and the uppercase characters A-Z.

Stupid Example

#evaluate     'Var1'  ~RandomString('VAR1_????')~
#evaluate     'Var2'  ~RandomString('????????')~


<$Var1> = <$Var1> + 1;
<$Var2> = <$Var1>;

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