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"hi,
hope u are fine sir.

i making a data base for my academy for exams, with a question bank of about 5000 questions. i want to get 100 question for one student randomly. presently im using rnd function and then top function. the problem is that when ever i start the system i shows the same questions. mean today's first  paper will be same as it was the yesterdays first paper and so on.  it is creating problem as students shares questions of paper. i want that each time it give me new set of questions. thnx in advance"

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Hi Mehr,
I feel you must create a separate log file to record dates and have it compared everytime you generate the question. Your code should look into this log file and compare the dates, you must check the condition to see if the date was not already used before. If it wasn't used then the random question generation will get you new results.

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